indigo girls with the orchestra

Recapturing the magic

April 25, 2017

After a sold-out concert with pop-folk duo the Indigo Girls in Spring 2016, this spring the College of Music’s premier ensemble again booked a gig with the Girls—this time to record a live album.

nadya hill on stage

Jill of All Trades plays Linda in “Red Hot and Cole”

April 24, 2017

Nadya Hill is a vocalist. A violinist. A visual artist. A full-stack Javascript web developer. But on Friday night and Sunday afternoon, as she performs in Eklund Opera’s season-ending “Red Hot and Cole,” she’ll just be Linda Porter.

choir on stage

Symphony and choirs wrap season with Mozart’s Requiem

April 18, 2017

On Tuesday, May 2, the CU Symphony Orchestra and choirs bring Mozart’s masterpiece, the Requiem in D minor, to the Macky Auditorium stage, capping off a banner year for the College of Music with a performance of one of music’s monumental masterworks.

screenshot of alejandro's piano program

Online summer piano course open for registration

April 11, 2017

This summer, Alejandro Cremaschi will teach a class of 15-20 students the finer points of beginner piano playing. They'll go through a sequence of fun piano pieces and learn about rhythm, reading music, hand placement and chords—and they'll do it entirely online.

yo-yo ma and the cello studio

Artist Series season brings top artists and eye-opening experiences

April 4, 2017

As the Boulder community benefits from the Artist Series' concerts, students at the College of Music enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of seeing, learning from—even talking shop with—their idols.

jazz ensemble on stage

Concert Jazz Ensemble prepares for trip to Costa Rica

March 21, 2017

This year over Spring Break, the students and faculty of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program will give whole new meaning to the idea of taking their show on the road.

victoria ibarra works with a student

Undergraduate advisor Ibarra recognized for work with students

March 14, 2017

Over the course of nearly 22 years, Victoria Ibarra estimates that she’s helped about 3,000 music students on their journey from incoming freshman to graduating senior. This year, she's getting thanked on the campus level for her dedication.

sara corry rappelling

When music marches down a different path

March 7, 2017

Waking up at 3:30 a.m., rappelling off a 60-foot wall and learning how to use a gas mask aren’t part and parcel of most post-music-school gigs. For Sara Corry, though, it’s all just another day in the life.

collaborative pianist on stage

It takes a team to make music

March 6, 2017

Collaborative piano professors Alexandra Nguyen and Margaret McDonald explain the history and purpose of the collaborative piano practice.

caroline vickstrom singing in choir

The perfect formula

Feb. 28, 2017

BME Choral and BM Voice double major Caroline Vickstrom can point to the precise moment in which she knew she wanted to be a music teacher.

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