AMRC Curator Wins CU President's Award: Laurie Sampsel Receives 2009 Provost's Faculty Achievement Award

July 7, 2010

Laurie Sampsel, faculty director of the Howard B. Waltz Music Library, is the recipient of the 2009 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award. The award comes with a $1,000 research/creative work grant and a plaque. The commendation from Interim Provost Stein Sture noted Sampsel’s 2008 book on music research published by Oxford University Press. Laurie was recognized at the Fall Convocation on October 16, 2009, in Old Main Chapel.Read more »
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Kathleen McGuire (DMA, 2000)

July 7, 2010

Alumna Kathleen McGuire (DMA, 2000) was one of only six conductors nationwide to have been awarded a special citation in 2010 from The American Prize for Excellence in Music Education, for her work with the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. It is a recognition of distinction, noting her as among America’s finest teachers of the art of music.Read more »
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Composer Daniel Kellogg and "The Autumn Orchard"

July 6, 2010

CU-Boulder composition faculty member Daniel Kellogg is working on a new opera, The Autumn Orchard, which will be workshopped this summer at the CU New Opera Workshop. Here are a few sample posts from his blog danielkellogg.blogspot.com:Read more »

Imposters Falsely Claiming to Fundraise for CU

June 28, 2010

It has recently come to the attention of the University of Colorado that door-to-door magazine salespeople have been falsely representing themselves as members of a “CU orchestra” raising money for a trip to Europe. Arvada is one of the cities in which these impostors have been spotted in recent weeks.Read more »
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Tesla Quartet

June 28, 2010

Performance of Matthew Browne’s String Quartet ‘χάος’, I – Nocturne ‘L’Inconnue de la Seine’ by the Tesla String Quartet (Graduate Quartet in Residence) on May 1st, 2010Read more »
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Tia Fuller on the cover of JazzTimes

June 24, 2010

Saxophonist and CU Jazz Studies alumn Tia Fuller (MM 2001) appeared on the cover of the June 2010 edition of JazzTimes. To read an intro to the article, visit the JazzTimes website.Read more »
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Pianist David Korevaar performs Liszt

May 29, 2010

Associate Professor of Piano David Korevaar performs two of Liszt’s Swiss pieces: Eglogue and Mal du pays. The first is an evocation of spring (a nice relief after the Vallée d’Obermann); the second, based on a Ranz des vaches that Liszt evidently liked well enough to recycle many years later in his famous Nuages Gris, is filled with nostalgia and longing. Recorded live at the University of Colorado, January 26, 2010.Read more »
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Pendulum Series: Greg Simon's "Rant"

May 29, 2010

Alumni composer Greg Simon’s Rant (2009) performed on the Pendulum Series at the University of Colorado on October 14, 2009. Andrew Stonerock, soprano saxophone. Neal Postma, alto saxophone. Christopher Maddox, tenor saxophone. Sterling Steffen, baritone saxophone.Read more »
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Highlife Ensemble Theatre

May 29, 2010

The CU West African Highlife Ensemble held its 10th Anniversary Celebration April 17, 2010 at Macky. CUWAHE commemorated this milestone by combining traditional and contemporary in one concert which brought African music to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Joining in the anniversary celebraton were a delegation of chiefs and queenmothers from the Asante Kingdom of Ghana who shared their vibrant musical traditions.Read more »
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Grusin Music Hall Renovation

May 7, 2010

Grusin Music Hall is undergoing a major renovation this summer which will significantly improve its acoustics and audience experience. The stage will be lowered by 14 inches and made acoustic for better sound and a more intimate setting. A permanent rear acoustic wall will be added for better sound isolation from outside sources. Additional benefits include a larger performing space, improved lighting, more natural wood, and better handicap accessibility.Read more »

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