Specdrums technology turns color into music

Meet CU Boulder startup Specdrums

July 18, 2018

College of Music student Jenna Palensky is also a full-time team member at Specdrums, a Boulder startup that was recently acquired by robot toy company Sphero.

Susan Thomas

Meet AMRC Director Susan Thomas

July 10, 2018

Professor of Musicology Susan Thomas comes from the musicology and women’s studies departments at the University of Georgia to head the American Music Research Center.

Sam Estes headshot

Alumni Spotlight: Catching up with Sam Estes

July 5, 2018

Sam Estes—a bassoonist, vocalist and pianist—specializes in taking a compositional approach to sound design in his various roles in Southern California.

John Seesholtz

Meet John Seesholtz, director of vocal pedagogy

June 26, 2018

Associate Professor of Voice and Director of Vocal Pedagogy John Seesholtz plans to start a voice lab to help continue the tradition of vocal pedagogy excellence at the college.

Musical Theatre introduction

College of Music to begin offering musical theatre degree

June 21, 2018

The first class to work toward the BM in Musical Theatre will enter the college in Fall 2019.

Carl Rydlund

Alumni Spotlight: Carl Rydlund

June 13, 2018

Since completing a bachelor’s in music at the CU Boulder College of Music, composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor and guitarist Carl Rydlund hasn’t missed a beat.

Professor of Harpsichord and Eugene D. Eaton, Jr. Chair in Baroque Music Performance Robert Hill comes to the College of Music

Meet Robert Hill, professor of harpsichord

June 12, 2018

Professor of Harpsichord and Eugene D. Eaton, Jr., Chair in Baroque Music Performance Robert Hill comes to the College of Music from the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.

Associate Professor of Composition Daniel Kellogg

Composition professor awarded prestigious international fellowship

June 6, 2018

Daniel Kellogg recently received the Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Specdrums—a new venture dreamt up by a CU engineering student—makes music using only color, an app and a little silicon ring.

CU-bred Specdrums puts music at your fingertips

May 29, 2018

All you need to make music is color, an app and a silicone ring.

Gayle Boethling is pictured here with student Craig Robertson.

Administrative Assistant Gayle Boethling retires

May 22, 2018

She’s been the beating heart of the College of Music for 24 years. Now, Gayle Boethling is retiring.

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