Lydia Wagenknecht, Susan Thomas and Xóchitl Chávez

Graduate student researchers explore Pueblo’s Soundscapes

Jan. 24, 2023

It was a busy fall for the American Music Research Center (AMRC)! One of the many efforts underway is the Soundscapes of the People project. Two CU Boulder PhD students—Lydia Wagenknecht and Ben Cefkin—are working on this project alongside AMRC Director Susan Thomas, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology Austin Okigbo and...

Andrea Kloehn

Meet Outstanding Graduating Senior Andrea Kloehn

Dec. 15, 2022

This winter, our Outstanding Graduating Senior is flute performance major Andrea Kloehn. Meet Kloehn and celebrate ALL our amazing College of Music grads! Congratulations, #MusicBuffs!

Samantha Torres

Meet international student Samantha Torres: Music educator + DEI advocate

Nov. 30, 2022

International student Samantha Torres candidly shares how her culture influenced her to pursue a career in music education, the challenges she’s overcoming, and why attending our College of Music is the best institution to support her in achieving her goals and her DEI mission. “I know with conviction that with every step and even misstep, I continue to learn,” she says.

Julia Sills

Grad student spotlight: Julia Sills

Nov. 16, 2022

New master’s student Julia Sills—a teaching assistant in the College of Music’s theory department—is researching popular music with a special focus on harmony and rhythm. “I believe music that is relevant to modern popular culture should have a space in academic literature.”

Kedrick Armstrong

Kedrick Armstrong conducts delayed premiere of Irene Britton Smith’s “Sinfonietta”

Nov. 10, 2022

The career of Kedrick Armstrong—graduate orchestral conducting student—is quickly gaining momentum, including conducting the CU Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Irene Britton Smith’s “Sinfonietta” next week.

Peyton Hall Magalhaes

Ekstrand Competition winners announced

Nov. 9, 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022-23 Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition!

Avedis Escandon

Meet Avedis Escandon: first Genevieve McVey Wisner Memorial Scholarship recipient

Nov. 2, 2022

Violist Avedis Escandon shares what diversity means to him and how he strives to encourage others to become DEI advocates as well. “Just like with music, major changes don’t happen overnight—change requires small bits of effort over time, so we cannot discount the impact of a meaningful dialogue.”

Tayloe Harding, Dean, University of South Carolina School of Music; John Richmond, Dean, UNT College of Music; and our Dean John Davis.

A mission and a process

Oct. 13, 2022

“The way I see it, developing universal musicians who demonstrate diversity in all forms is both a mission and a process that directly supports and sustains democracy. Our diversity of experiences and abilities, perspectives and opinions, races and ethnicities, and genders and sexual identities enhances our conversation, ignites and expands our awareness, and makes us better when we come together.”

Cian Krueger + Jude  Dow-Hygelund

College of Music welcomes 2022 Sher Distinguished Musician Scholars

Sept. 28, 2022

We’re delighted to introduce Jude Dow-Hygelund and Cian Krueger as the College of Music’s most recent Sher Distinguished Musician Scholarship recipients.

Allison Cawthon smiling in front of the Colosseum

Musicking in the time of COVID

Aug. 26, 2022

“Rather than mourn what we have lost, try to find new, different ways of music making. I tried to take this as an opportunity to create long-term curriculums with student-centered projects, and this was a great way for students and myself to interact with music in new, safe ways.”

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