News: January 2020

Jan. 12, 2020

Pendulum director Clay Allen's And Yet it Moves will receive its premiere by the Boulder Symphony on January 30th and 31st DMA composer Ben Morris received the grand prize commission from the New York Youth Symphony First Music Jazz commissioning program and a commission from the Colorado State Music Teachers...

Studying Composition Under the Earth

Nov. 21, 2019

In July, when I arrived in Sydney for my semester-abroad, I was surprised by the cold weather and lack of man-eating spiders. I rushed to the beach and jumped in just to shiver away after I got out. But as spring rolled in, as I settled into life at the...

News: September 2019

Sept. 12, 2019

Pendulum is excited to welcome Ivalas Quartet as CU's new graduate quartet in residence. Hear them on our December 4th and February 19th concerts! Professor Jeff Nytch , as part of his next project, is composing a string quartet to raise awareness about global deforestation. Over the summer, he spent...

A Note From Artistic Director Hsing-ay Hsu

April 23, 2019

Dear Pendulum Friends, As most of you know, comp faculty chair Daniel Kellogg has been named the new president of Young Concert Artists in NYC, we are leaving CU after fourteen exciting years. It's been an incredible honor to have presented around 500 projects in that time- the majority being...

News: April 23rd, 2019

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 graduates: Clay Allen, Max Wolpert, Collin Kemeny, Silen Wellington, Nicole schnekenberger, and Outstanding Graduating Senior Brian Lambert! News Save the Date! CU NOW June 15th- our composers present brand new opera scenes. Ars Nova Singers: “Shared Visions” featuring Jeff Nytch's "Thank you letter to my...

News, April 2019: Pendulum Season Finale and More!

April 2, 2019

Come hear our final Pendulum of the season as we say goodbye to our graduating students, and Pendulum Director of fourteen years Hsing-ay Hsu. New works by Chase Church, Jordan M Holloway, Brian Lambert, Drake Rutherford, Max Wolpert. 7:30 PM, Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Grusin Concert Hall Imig Music Building...

News, March 2019: B.A.D., Sean Winters, Jeff Nytch, and more

March 9, 2019

Boulder Altitude Directive 7:30 PM, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Carter Pann, director student premieres and guest composer Sarah Kirkland Snider (in attendance) Grusin Concert Hall, Imig Music Building ​Livestream here Pendulum New Music 7:30 PM, Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Grusin Concert Hall, Imig Music Building with works by Conor Abbott...

64-Bit Winners

March 4, 2019

And the winners of the 64-Bit Composition Competition are... In the EDM category, Gotta Blast by Jack Geddes (psychology). In the Experimental category, jazz.mp3 by Nick Mundinger (computer science). Congrats to all of our finalists: EDM Ice by Samuel Roth Pegasus by EJ Gerth Experimental Bite by Anand Zupa

News: Boulder Altitude Directive, Sarah Kirkland Snider, and More

Feb. 26, 2019

Boulder Altitude Directive presents new works by composer in residence Sarah Kirkland Snider, Conor Abbott Brown, Nicole Schneckenburger, and Sean Winters. WED 3/13, 7:30pm, Grusin Hall, Free Admission. Featuring: Carter Pann, Artistic Director Renée Hemsing Patten, Violin Jake Saunders, Cello Brice Smith, Flute Conor Abbott Brown, Clarinet Jieun Lee, Piano...

News, January 2019: Nina Young, Max Wolpert and some venue changes

Jan. 21, 2019

Pendulum New Music: January 30th, 2019 Works by John Clay Allen, Jordan M Holloway, Daniel Kellogg, Drake Rutherford, Nelson Walker, Jeff Widenhofer featuring Hsing-ay Hsu, Harumi Rhodes, Daniel Silver, and Matthew Zalkind 7:30 PM, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (poster attached) Grusin Music Hall, Imig College of Music, 18th & Euclid...