A mission and a process
“At its core, music making is inherently about listening to one another, respecting and discussing differences, sharing leadership and coming together around a common goal, a unified whole … the same values that form the bedrock of a well-functioning democracy."
Browse previous editions of the Dean’s Downbeat,
a regular communiqué from Dean John Davis.
4 CU Boulder faculty members become distinguished professors (Nov. 10, 2022, CU Boulder Today)
Huge congratulations to Professor of Musicology Rebecca Maloy who has been named Distinguished Professor! Maloy was recognized for her distinguished research, her dedication to teaching and mentoring, and for her service to her profession and the university. Maloy joins Alan McMurray and David Korevaar, the only other faculty from the College of Music ever to have been selected for this highest honor the university bestows.
NAfME Announces Winners of NAfME 2022 Student Composers Competition, Student Songwriters Competition and Student Electronic Music Competition (Nov. 2, Yahoo!)
Congratulations to Ryan Flat—student composer, instrumentalist and vocalist—for being a winner of the National Association for Music Education’s 2022 Student Composers Competition!
Present Edge (Oct. 31, 2022, KGNU Community Radio)
Gary McBride interviews two of our composers from an upcoming (Nov. 2) Pendulum New Music concert—Abby Kellems and Jessie Lausé—who were commissioned by the Boulder Altitude Directive to write a new work for chamber ensemble!
Mozart’s death: sorting out fact from fiction (Oct. 31, 2022, CPR Classical)
Mozart’s early death helped create a mystique that fueled his early legacy. Find out more in this last Mozart Snapshots of 2022 with Colorado native and College of Music alumna Katie Mahan.