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.”

Olivia Huizar Conner

Graduate Diversity Recruitment Fellow: Olivia Huizar Conner

July 19, 2022

Olivia Huizar Conner shares how her background inspires her to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in music.

Lydia W

Music student finds inspiration at the gateway to Antarctica

May 4, 2022

Curiosity drives Lydia Wagenknecht, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology and recent recipient of a Fulbright Research Award. “I care that my research will help us understand something in a more broad-based way that we didn’t understand before,” she says.

John Davis

Building blocks of human betterment

April 21, 2022

“While there’s no playbook for the unprecedented and the unknowable, by channeling collective despair into collective creativity, we become artistic entrepreneurs, contributing to society in impactful ways.” In this year-end reflection on triumphs over turmoils, Dean Davis offers his perspective on music as essential to human betterment.

Nelson Walker

2022 Outstanding Graduating Senior: Nelson Walker

April 20, 2022

This spring’s Outstanding Graduating Senior award goes to composition major Nelson Walker. Congratulations to Walker and all our outstanding 2022 grads!

Wolf Pack

CU Flute studio celebrates Earth Day with nature-inspired program

April 19, 2022

On April 22, the CU Flute studio will present diverse works by Valerie Coleman, Jennifer Higdon, Toru Takemitsu and Annika Socolofsky to commemorate Earth Day.

Theofanidis

College of Music to welcome renowned composer for centennial anniversary celebration

April 14, 2022

In a delayed celebration of the College of Music’s 100th anniversary, the CU Symphony Orchestra will perform a specially commissioned work by renowned composer Christopher Theofanidis. “The one thing you can do is create something that represents you—a musical poem that you leave behind for others to enjoy and perform,” says the Grammy-nominated composer whose “On the Bridge of the Eternal” will debut in Macky Auditorium on April 26.

Summer Programs

College of Music summer programs + courses

April 7, 2022

To support our students’ and our community’s musical development, the College of Music offers summer session courses and richly varied summer programming.

Chamber Music

Chamber Music Showcase performances represent all departments, diverse repertoire

April 7, 2022

As the 2021-22 academic year races toward the finish line, there are still many terrific performances to enjoy! Don’t miss the final two Chamber Music Showcase performances featuring student groups from every department … and including new group arrangements and diverse repertoire.

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