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.

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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.

quartet performing the mechanics

CU students to give Colorado premiere of Pann’s Pulitzer-finalist piece

Feb. 27, 2017

Nearly a year after he found out his saxophone quartet "The Mechanics" was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Music, CU composer Carter Pann is helping the College of Music's graduate quartet prepare the piece for its Colorado premiere.

orchestra on stage at macky

College marks 100th anniversary with $50 million music+ campaign

Feb. 13, 2017

The “music+” campaign is tied to “The College of Music Advantage,” the 10-year strategic plan set in motion by the priorities of students, faculty, staff and other members of the college community.

jazz students on stage

Thompson Jazz Studies hosts Mile High Jazz Festival

Feb. 6, 2017

It’s been a Colorado tradition for more than 50 years and this year, it’s coming to Macky Auditorium. The Thompson Jazz Studies Program is getting ready for the 53rd Mile High Jazz Festival on Feb. 15-17.

jack gaffney splattered piano

A colorful history in music

Jan. 30, 2017

If you’ve ever stopped to enjoy the music drifting from a painted piano near the Pearl Street Cheesecake Factory, then you’ve been exposed to the many talents of first-year composition student Jack Gaffney.

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