Andrew Orco-Zerpa

Graduate student spotlight: Andres Orco

April 4, 2023

Venezuelan Andres Orco is a DMA guitar student in our Thompson Jazz Studies Program with a special interest in advanced rhythm and meter in jazz; as such, he’s also pursuing a Certificate in Music Theory. “Through the certificate program, I received a multidisciplinary education that I think has made me a more well-rounded musician and educator.”

André de Quadros

Inclusive excellence at the College of Music

March 13, 2023

What does inclusivity look like at the College of Music today? What are the college’s DEI—diversity, equity and inclusion—goals going forward? We’re making strides, but we know we must do more.

World music ensembles

Expanding the student experience through world music

March 8, 2023

Our world music ensembles mark three decades of exploring artistic identity, intercultural collaboration, global pedagogy and multidisciplinary approaches to music-making at the College of Music.

Jude Dow-Hygelund and Dawna Rae Warren

2023 Honors Competition winners announced

Feb. 28, 2023

On Feb. 26, undergraduate pianist Jude Dow-Hygelund and graduate soprano Dawna Rae Warren were awarded first prizes in the College of Music’s annual Honors Competition. Congratulations to all participating student competitors and collaborative pianists!

Laura Klein

Historical musicology grad student presents “Jane Austen Playlist”

Feb. 17, 2023

For first-year PhD student Laura Klein, a visit to Jane Austen’s House in Chawton, Hampshire, inspired “The Jane Austen Playlist: Love and Music of Regency England.” On Feb. 25, Klein will capture the essence of Austen’s six major novels in a dramatized performance.

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.

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