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.

Richard O'Neill

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.

grusin music hall

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.

Richard O'Neill

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.

Katherine Shimmel and Judith Glyde

Planned gift will provide $2 million to cello studio

Katherine Schimmel’s gift will support a faculty fellowship and programming in honor of her dear friend, Professor Emerita of Cello Judith Glyde.

Patricia Butler

Supporter spotlight: Patricia Butler

May 5, 2020

“We’re very fortunate in Boulder to have the College of Music and the Boulder Phil. Even before my husband and I began attending Takács concerts, we enjoyed the CU Symphony and faculty recitals—all told, an incredible resource in our own backyard, including many free performances. I’m proud that our community has the College of Music and I’m happy to support it in any way I can.”

Claire Gunsbury

Congratulations to the Outstanding Students of 2020!

May 4, 2020

Celebrating their hard work and dedication to their education, especially during times like these, meet the College of Music Outstanding Students of 2020: Isabel Goodwin, Ethan Blake, Claire Gunsbury, and Sophia Zervas!

Takacs Quartet play in Grusin Music Hall

Video from the vaults: Takács Quartet

April 21, 2020

The Takács Quartet recorded this performance of two movements from Haydn's String Quartet Op. 20, No. 4 in D Major in Grusin Music Hall in September, 2018.

Geri Walther posing

With gratitude, Geri Walther says goodbye

For loyal Takács Quartet audiences, violist Geraldine Walther has been a staple on the Grusin stage for some time. Walther has played with the quartet for 15 years, replacing Roger Tapping when he retired in 2005. Tapping replaced founding violist Gabor Ormai in 1995. Now, with new pursuits on the...

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