Alumni News - Aakash Mittal wins ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award

Feb. 7, 2012

The Aakash Mittal Quartet, led by Aakash Mittal (BM 2007, saxophone), received the ASCAP/Chamber Music America award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music for jazz ensemble in January in New York. The group performs its members’ original works and draws heavily on the improvisational vocabulary and compositional aspects of the North Indian classical raga tradition.


Jan. 31, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: Takács Quartet in Focus Join Ed Dusinberre, first violinist for the Takács Quartet, for a discussion on how the group operates, is managed, and the life of the professional chamber musician. Come with your questions! This Wednesday, 5:00-6:30, C-113 <


Jan. 24, 2012

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: A very special panel discussion on THE FUTURE OF THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA If you only make one Entrepreneurship Wednesday this semester, this is the one you should attend. Join me as I moderate a panel discussion with Jim Copenhaver (Interim CEO of the Colorado Symphony), Kevin Shuck (Executive Director of


Students win NY piano competition

Jan. 12, 2012

Several students of Professor of Piano Andrew Cooperstock were recently named prize winners in the “New York Concerti Sinfonietta 2011 International Piano Concerto Competition.” Grand Prize winner Antonio Pastor-Otero (DMA), now professor at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (Switzerland), performed Haydn’s “Concerto in D Major” at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on Dec. 17. He was joined by his wife, second prize winner Pia Bose (DMA), who performed Mozart.


Noah Fulton-Beale: The Power of Music

Jan. 6, 2012

The following speech was given by College of Music Outstanding Graduate Noah Fulton-Beale at the College of Music Commencement Ceremony in December 2011:


2012 CU New Opera Workshop Announced

Jan. 3, 2012

The CU New Opera Workshop has just been announced for this summer and you’re invited to explore this year’s exciting offerings including Lori Laitman’s opera “Ludlow,” based on the verse novel by Colorado poet laureate David Mason about the deadly Colorado coal mining strike.


Discovering Music Locally

Dec. 19, 2011

By Stephen Mantz If you’re in Boulder, answers to your music questions are as close as the Howard B. Waltz Music Library. Whether you visit the music library’s Web site ( ) or come to the Imig Music Building in person, the library staff is available to help.


College of Music Tour for Prospective Students

Dec. 6, 2011

Take an informal video tour of the CU-Boulder College of Music with Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Outreach Frederick Peterbark. This tour focuses on information and resources prospective students need to know about.


The Impact of Scholarships

Nov. 22, 2011

College of Music scholarship students thank their donors for the opportunities that would not be possible without them.


Nov. 8, 2011

THIS WEEK ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEDNESDAYS: ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Aakash Mittal and the launching of his quartet Our series of guest alums continues to jazz musician Aakash Mittal, founder and leader of the Aakash Mittal Quartet. Whether you’re a jazz musician or not, this will be an informative session about the journey of starting your own performing