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“Holding space” for a culture of belonging

Dec. 15, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close and I reflect on my first year as Dean, I’m filled with gratitude for our College of Music family and all we’ve accomplished in a new and evolving hybrid learning environment. I’m especially proud of our progress to ensure an increasingly welcoming spirit within our beautifully expanded Imig Music Building.

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Annual Holiday Festival celebrates community comeback

Dec. 1, 2021

MarieFaith Lane, a current graduate student and Holiday Festival 2021 concertmaster, offers a first-person perspective on the spirit of this weekend’s community event.

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Alumnus Dennis Bourret: “An extremely rewarding musical career”

Nov. 16, 2021

“I have had an extremely rewarding musical career and now—after more than 50 years of being a musician and a music teacher—I am celebrating my good luck, getting my start at CU Boulder.”

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CU Philharmonia Orchestra features anthem for risk taking, for “that brilliant fire that lives in us all”

Nov. 10, 2021

On Nov. 15, the CU Philharmonia Orchestra will present diverse works by Jessica Mays, Maurice Ravel and Felix Mendelssohn.

Ingrid Anderson

Non-traditional careers + community

Oct. 7, 2021

This College of Music senior and president of the College of Music Student Government (CMSG) expects to graduate in May 2022 and ultimately plans to apply to pursue a career in medicine … along the way, she's "playing violin whenever I can!"

Charlene Archibeque and Leenya Rideout

College of Music honors distinguished alumni

May 3, 2021

Every year, the College of Music honors established or emerging trailblazers from among our global alumni community. This spring, we're proud to recognize Charlene Archibeque and Leenya Rideout.

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CU Boulder violist Richard O’Neill wins Grammy

March 17, 2021

Richard O’Neill, the newest member of the College of Music’s string faculty, won a Grammy Award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category for his performance of Christopher Theofanidis’ Concerto for Viola and Chamber Orchestra.

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Hannah Kennedy named 2020 Ekstrand Competition winner

Nov. 18, 2020

Congratulations are in order for the winner of this year’s Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition. The winner of this year’s virtual competition is violinist Hannah Kennedy.

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Richard O’Neill’s time has arrived

Oct. 15, 2020

The newest member of the Takács Quartet talks about what he’s anticipating as he begins his first semester as a College of Music faculty member.

The Rowe Family

Supporter spotlight: Peg and Chuck Rowe

Aug. 19, 2020

The Rowe family made a gift to name a practice room in the name of their musical matriarch, Margaret M. Steed, as part of the College of Music’s music+ campaign.

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