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Lisa Canning - No more starving artists

Feb. 4, 2011

I first met Lisa Canning a little over a year ago at the first-ever conference on music entrepreneurship in higher ed, sponsored by the College Music Society. When, during our very first conversation, I learned that she had studied clarinet at Northwestern University — a leading conservatory preparing musicians for orchestral performing jobs — and that she had discovered there that playing in an orchestra was not her calling, I felt an immediate bond.

Review: Takács Quartet

Jan. 28, 2011

After devoting their London appearances last season to Beethoven, the Takács Quartet’s three Southbank recitals in the current term range much more widely. Their second emulated the basic outline of the first, two months ago: a quartet from Haydn’s Op 71 set was followed by major 20th- and 19th-century works, in this case by Bartók and Smetana.

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Paul Erhard, double bass

Jan. 28, 2011

Paul Erhard, double bass performing Bottesini’s Tarantella during a recital at BASS 2010 in Berlin.

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Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band: Inspired by Creations

Jan. 27, 2011

On Friday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m., the CU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present Inspired by Creations–a program of music inspired by other art forms–in Macky Auditorium. Check out the following video with conductors Allan McMurray and Matthew Roeder as they discuss the impetus of this innovative performance and the benefits for the student musicians involved.

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Pendulum Series Video: Trio

Jan. 26, 2011

Matt Dendy, violin; Ilan MacAdam-Somer, cello; and Dina Bodaubay, piano perform Dina Bodaubay’s Trio on the Pendulum Series December 1, 2010.

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So You Think You Can Collaborate?

Jan. 20, 2011

The College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder hosted its first competition dedicated specifically to collaborative music-making: So You Think You Can Collaborate? Saturday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Grusin Music Hall. The winners of the competition were Forty Fingers of Fury (Allan Armstrong, Laura Brumbaugh, Doreen Lee and Sunyoung Lee, pianos with Owen Zhou, technical guru).

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CU Opera wins National Opera Scenes Competition

Jan. 14, 2011

CU Opera won first place in the National Opera Association (NOA) opera scenes competition held Thursday, January 6 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Music Student for a Day - FEB 21

Jan. 12, 2011

The College of Music is excited to welcome prospective students with an interest in majoring in music to Music Student for a Day, Monday, February 21, 2011. Events will include a walking tour of campus, parent and student panel discussions with current students, admissions information, and lunch. Students will also have the opportunity to sit in on ensemble rehearsals and hear from the Entrepreneurship Center for Music Director, Dr. Jeffrey Nytch.

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Michael Theodore's "Panauromnni" on Chicago Top 10

Dec. 21, 2010

Michael Theodore‘s ensemble Psychoangelo’s new recording Panauromni has been named a top ten classical album of 2010 by Time Out Chicago. The recording has also been receiving airplay on various college radio stations in the United States, and on BBC’s Radio 3.

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Laurie Sampsel elected to MLA Board

Dec. 20, 2010

The Music Library Association (MLA) has elected CU-Boulder Music Library Faculty Director Laurie J. Sampsel as one of its three new Board of Directors Members-at-Large.

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