students performing

Welcome to CU! I want to invite you to our amazing new music community. Getting involved in new music opened up many doors for me as a pianist, and it can for you too.

Besides being a chamber music venue for supervised student projects, we also feature CU faculty and world-class guest artists that have included Ursula Oppens and Mark-Anthony Turnage, masterclasses with Kronos, readings with Alarm Will Sound, school-wide festival projects such as the George Crumb Festival, and off-campus events at venues like the Denver Art Museum, Colorado Public Radio, Boulder Public Library.

We encourage Performers to commission Composers for works that show off your style, both at your recital and on a Pendulum concert.

Professional advantages: Performance opportunities, media spotlights, versatility, visibility! -I will coach your project
-Get a professional audio/video of your performance for your portfolio
-Improve your communication skills in rehearsals

-Build your local community support -Network with colleagues and faculty

What to do:

1) Tell me and tell your teacher that you have an interest in performing on Pendulum.
Email me your contact info & degree, and I will include it on a priority call list for the composers.

2) Meet a composer at our events and team up! Monthly WEDNESDAY concerts at 7:30pm in Grusin Hall unless otherwise noted. Dates are on the back.

3) You and your composer can email me an idea anytime. Please get your teacher’s consent first. After I confirm your concert date, I will set up a coaching time. You are encouraged to also coach with your major teachers. While you can also submit works by non-CU composers, priority is given to collaborations with CU composers.

4) Sign up for updates at Visit to see our videos and more info. *I’m on campus on WED’s by appointment. I’m looking forward to hearing your music!

Cheers, Hsing-ay Hsu (“Sing-I Shoo”)
Artistic Director, Pendulum New Music Concert Pianist

Students and Faculty: Get involved!

Bring your friends to our concerts, and invite them to subscribe to our monthly email list (by emailing, Youtube channel, Flikr, & Facebook.

Music Lovers: Support Pendulum New Music!

Our program is made possible by the support of our donors. Any level of support is appreciated. Please contact Courtney Rowe if you would like to support new music at CU Boulder.