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CU Now 2011

June 14, 2011

The CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW) returned June 22-25 with an exciting new program of workshop-style performances featuring commentary from the composers. The workshop opened June 14 with a sold-out recital by CU voice alumnus Ashraf Sewailam.

2011 Panoramic Flute Seminar

June 6, 2011

The 2011 Panoramic Flutist Seminar was a huge success! 45 students from all over the US gathered for four packed days of flute playing, classes, concerts, yoga and hikes. Faculty included Christina Jennings, Leone Buyse, Lisa Garner Santa, and collaborative pianist, Colette Valentine. Panoramic Flute 2011 faculty

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Keyboard Day a Success

May 5, 2011

The Keyboard Department had a highly successful 3rd annual Keyboard Day on March 12, 2011. The audience included local teachers and students, and we spent the day exploring various aspects of keyboard playing and getting to know one another.

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Lucas Munce wins 2011 DownBeat Award

April 26, 2011

Lucas Munce (MM candidate) received the 2011 DownBeat Magazine Award for Graduate College Outstanding Performances by a Jazz Soloist. More details about DownBeat’s 34th Annual Student Music Awards will be announced in the magazine’s upcoming June issue. The CU Jazz Studies program has won 15 Student DownBeat Awards since 2002 in numerous categories.

University of Colorado announces $1.5 billion fundraising campaign

April 26, 2011

On April 25, University of Colorado President Bruce Benson today announced Creating Futures, a $1.5 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign, the most ambitious in university history, which will benefit people, programs and places across CU’s four campuses.

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CU Invitational Orchestra Festival

April 18, 2011

n April 8, 2011, the College of Music hosted the first CU Invitational Orchestra Festival. The festival involved the participation of three orchestras from Boulder High School, and orchestras from Legacy High School, Lakewood High School and Cherry Creek High School.

Fulbright Scholars at CU Music

March 18, 2011

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. This year, College of Music faculty and students won four of these prestigious grants:

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Annie Booth gets Honorable Mention in 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards

Feb. 25, 2011

Jazz Piano Bachelor of Music student Annie Booth received an Honorable Mention as part of the 2011 ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards. This program, established in 2002, was created to encourage gifted jazz composers from throughout the United States. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 9 to 29, and are selected through a juried national competition.

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5 Practical Wellness Tips for Musicians

Feb. 22, 2011

Professor James Brody discusses 5 Wellness Tips for Musicians. For more information about the Musicians’ Wellness Initiative at CU-Boulder, visit http://music.colorado.edu/departments/wellness/ . Questions? Email musicwellness@colorado.edu

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Student Voice: Erin Paton

Feb. 17, 2011

My name is Erin Paton and I am currently a freshman studying music education and jazz studies here at CU Boulder. I play saxophone and love to compose – it’s how I “roll,” so to speak. Apart from that, I am also an entrepreneur. Over the past summer, while talking with my brother who is also in the music business, I thought of an idea that would send me off on an entrepreneurial adventure – the Tūturu Jazz Orchestra.

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