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CU Opera in Italy

Feb. 8, 2011

In August 2011, four CU students will travel to the Friuli region of Italy to perform with the Piccolo Festival. (Nicole Vogel, Meagan Mahlberg, Jeffrey Seppala, and Wei Wu.) Three will be performing in Rossini’s one-act opera La cambiale de matrimonio. (The fourth student will be performing in their concert...

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CU New Music Alums... Where are they now?

Feb. 8, 2011

Danny Schade BM/2008/Percussion, BME/2008/Elementary General Private lesson teacher, Substitute teacher, Freelance drummer/composer. His first album was just released: “Predestination and Other Games of Chance… the Soundtrack.” Featuring music from his scoring of the podcast-audio-drama, Antithesis. Available at jdsawyer.net. Danny has also composed and self produced over 90 pieces of music in 2010.

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Alumni News: Miroslava Mintcheva wins MTNA Fellowship

Feb. 8, 2011

Dr. Miroslava Mintcheva (DMA 2010, piano performance) is the recipient of the 2011 MTNA StAR Studio Teacher Fellowship Award. This prestigious award is given to an individual who exhibits exceptional teaching and performance skills and is deeply committed to the teaching profession. She is very proud to have been selected as the winner out of a large national pool of applicants. The award is in the amount of $3,000.

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Happy 10th Birthday, Pendulum New Music!

Feb. 7, 2011

CU’s Pendulum New Music Series is celebrating its 10th birthday this Spring. Students and faculty talk about the series and its impact on the College of Music.

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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.

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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.

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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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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