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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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Music and Caroling an Important Part of Holiday Celebrations, Says Thomas Riis

Dec. 15, 2010

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicologist and director of the American Music Research Center in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Music.

Sasha Haft is a Finalist for the YouTube Symphony

Dec. 10, 2010

Sophomore flute performance major Sasha Haft has been named one of 4 finalists for piccolo for the 2011 YouTube Symphony Orchestra.

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CU Jazz teams up with the St. Vrain Jazz Festival

Dec. 8, 2010

On Thursday, December 2nd, CU Jazz Ensemble I took part in the first St. Vrain Jazz Festival. Seven high schools from the St. Vrain school district took part in the festival, which is in its inaugural year. The following high schools participated: Niwot, Erie, Frederick, Longmont, Silver Creek, Mead and Lyons. Niwot had two bands participate!

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