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Spring
    2005



 Happy 100th, Glenn Miller!
                     hen Glenn Miller                  day with a variety of events honoring          was killed only two years later when his




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                     made the decision to              Miller’s many accomplishments.                 plane disappeared over the English
                     leave CU-Boulder in                    Born in 1904, Glenn Miller attended       Channel.
                     1924, he most likely              CU-Boulder from 1923 to 1924 and                    In 1953, students at CU-Boulder
                     never imagined that               played in a band of students known as          officially named the University Memorial
                     eighty years later his            Holly Moyer’s Jazz Band. He left school to     Center’s ballroom in honor of Miller.
memory would be so revered by his alma                 continue his professional career, playing      Miller’s wife Helen, herself a CU-Boulder
mater. Last spring, CU-Boulder joined the              trombone and arranging music. He started       alumna, convinced the filmmakers of the
world in celebrating Miller’s 100th birth-             his own group in 1937, and it quickly          Glenn Miller Story, starring Jimmy
                                                                                became the most       Stewart, to film part of the feature on the
                                                                                popular band in       CU-Boulder campus.
                                                                                the country. In            Today the campus is home to the
                                                                                1940 alone, the       Glenn Miller Archive and a number of
                                                                                Glenn Miller          exhibits. At the University’s Heritage
                                                                                Orchestra record-     Center inside Old Main, visitors can view
                                                                                ed 45 songs that      29 gold records, Miller’s trombones and
                                                                                made it into the      an original manuscript of his theme song,     Ballroom, a Gala Dinner and Dance fea-
                                                                                top-seller charts—    “Moonlight Serenade.” The archive just        turing the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and
                                                                                a record that still   moved into new quarters in Macky              even a halftime performance by CU’s
                                                                                stands. The band      Auditorium and is now part of the             Golden Buffalo Marching Band featuring
                                                                                was awarded the       American Music Research Center.               Miller’s music.
                                                                                first-ever gold       Archivists are currently filing, indexing          Alan Cass, curator of the Miller
                                                                                record in 1942 for    and cataloging the Miller collection.         archive at CU-Boulder, agrees with many
                                                                                selling more than          CU’s celebration of Miller’s birthday    historians and fans that Miller is the uni-
                                                                                one million copies    included a full schedule of performances,     versity’s most famous alumnus. “Miller
 Celebrants blow out candles at Glenn Miller’s 100th Birthday Celebration. (L   of their hit          lectures, and exhibits. Highlights included   was a true American musical patriot,” Cass
 to R) Norman Leyden, arranger for Glenn Miller Army Air Forces Band during “Chattanooga              a special birthday concert in Grusin Music    said. “He gave his life in service of his
 WWII; vocalist Juli Steinhauer; vocalist John Teamer, Master Sergeant, US Air
 Force Academy Falconaires; Alan Cass, curator of the Glenn Miller Archive;     Choo-Choo.”           Hall, a concert by Japan’s Tamana Girls       country. In our opinion, that makes him a
 Edward F. Polic, historian/author on Glenn Miller. Photo by Casey A. Cass      Tragically, Miller    High School Band in the Glenn Miller          very significant American musical hero.”




CU Celebrates the Legacy
of Nadia Boulanger
               s one of the very first women        7, 8, & 9 the College of Music celebrated         ten reminiscence and noted that longtime      its director Lisa Tamiris Becker curated an




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               conductors, a close friend of        her legacy with a symposium featuring lec-        Colorado composer Cecil Effinger had          exhibit of Boulanger memorabilia, including
               Leonard Bernstein and Igor           ture recitals, panels, papers, and concerts       been a Boulanger pupil. Professor of Organ    material on loan from French archives.
               Stravinsky, and mentor for-          about her life and work. The Symposium            Elizabeth Farr performed the Colorado         Finally, the founding director of the Yale
               pupils ranging from Aaron            at times seemed more like a class reunion         premiere of a work in Boulanger’s memory      University Oral History Project, Vivian
               Copland and Quincy Jones             than a professional meeting, such was the         (by San Francisco composer David Conte),      Perlis (renowned for her books on Copland
to Philip Glass and Astor Piazzola, Nadia           warmth, intensity, and enthusiasm of the          Professor of Piano David Korevaar and         and Ives), delivered the after dinner speech
Boulanger made a profound impression on             participants.                                     Professor of Ethnomusicology Brenda           at a Boulderado Hotel banquet. A book of
20th century American music. On October                  Presenters from Germany, France,             Romero hosted other members of the            the proceedings is
                                                    Canada, and England, as well as all regions       Boulangerie (Robert Levin and David           planned with
                                                    of the U.S. gave talks on a variety of sub-       Ward-Steinman respectively) in their class-   the assistance
Inside                                              jects and also took part in a special “remi-
                                                    niscence roundtable.” Boulanger pupils
                                                                                                      es in October. CU alum Timothy Krueger
                                                                                                      conducted the Saint Martin’s Chamber
                                                                                                                                                    of CU alumna
                                                                                                                                                    Johanna Keller
                                                    from each decade since 1930 until her             Choir of Denver in a superb rendition of      (BM 1977).
                                                    death in 1979 drew a large crowd to the           works by Lili Boulanger and Cecil Effinger.   Copies of the
Dean’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
                                                    College’s Music Theater and told personal         The College was especially honored to         program booklet
AMRC News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2        stories that revealed the depth of her influ-     have one of Boulanger’s oldest surviving      are available
                                                    ence. Also for this gathering, a brief DVD        pupils, Dr. Mary Berry, founder of the        for $10 apiece
Entrepreneurship Center . . . . . . . . . .2        was put together by CU Film Studies               Cambridge University Schola Gregoriana        from the American
                                                    instructor Russ Wiltse, who was able to           on campus as well Boulanger’s last juvenile   Music Research
Faculty/Staff Journal . . . . . . . . . . . .3
                                                    interview prominent American composers            prodigy, now professor at Indiana             Center at
High Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3   Ned Rorem and Elliott Carter about their          University, Emile Nauomoff. A truly stel-     303-492-
                                                    associations with Boulanger. Wiltse is in         lar short recital performance was turned      7540.
Development News . . . . . . . . . . . . .4         the midst of a larger project documenting         in by Noel Lee, long associated with the
                                                    the work of contemporary American com-            Nadia and Lili Boulanger International
Alumni Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
                                                    posers.                                           Foundation, whose general secretary,
Student Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6          Many CU alumni, current students,            Alexandra Laederich, also took part. To
                                                    and faculty took part as well. Professor          supplement this full complement of
                                                    Emeritus Wayne Scott contributed a writ-          musical events, the CU Art Museum and
                                                                                                    ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER FOR MUSIC
    Dean’s Message                                                                                  New Director Appointed
                                                                                                              evin Woelfel joined the College       Public Radio.



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    A
                                                     performing
                  cal year (July 1), CU-Boulder      in Macky                                                 of Music as the Director of the            An entrepreneur,
                  was granted “Enterprise            Auditorium. In                                           Entrepreneurship Center in            Kevin founded two
                  Status” by the Colorado            all, approximately                                       August 2003. His diverse experi-      manufacturing com-
                  Legislature. This dubious          20% of our total                                         ence in the music industry            panies, WolfPak®
    distinction, unique thus far in public           budget now                                     includes performance, composition and           Incorporated, and
    funding of higher education in our coun-         comes from a                                   manufacturing.                                  Rocky Mountain
    try, makes it official: less than 10% of         combination of                                      At age nineteen, Mr. Woelfel’s perfor-     Case Works. Both
    CU’s budget is provided by the state, thus       ticket revenue,                                mance career began by winning the Third/        companies produce
    we have earned a quasi-independence              private donations, and student fees.           Assistant Principal Trumpet position with       high-end music
    from some (I would emphasize some)                     The second way that we employ            the Spokane Symphony. In the years that         instrument cases for international distribu-
    legislative procedures and funding restric-      enterprise is programatically. The College     followed, Kevin has performed with              tion. He was also the Director of
    tions. The most significant of these, by         inaugurated its Entrepreneurship Center        numerous orchestras and has been active in      Operations for the David G. Monette
    far, is flexibility for CU in setting tuition.   for Music six years ago to educate stu-        the jazz and pop fields.                        Corporation, manufacturer of exclusive
    While we celebrate our new “status,” we          dents that without an entrepreneurial               Mr. Woelfel was with the U.S. Air          custom trumpets.
    also mourn the basis for it. As dire as the      awareness of what works and what               Force band stationed in Vacaville, Califor-          Mr. Woelfel holds a BM cum laude,
    budget forecast had been for the latter          doesn’t in today’s marketplace, artistic       nia and Yokota, Japan as a composer and         from Washington State University in
    half of this past fiscal year (ending June       ambitions and fulfillment may not be           arranger. He has also written and arranged      Pullman, Washington and an MM from
    30), CU would have been even worse off,          attainable. The Entrepreneurship Center        for many private projects, including several    the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
    since the only recourse when budgets are         is our response to the “Enterprise” world      docudramas produced for air on National
    cut is to raise tuition, and without             which is key in every discipline, which
    Enterprise Status, CU would have likely
    had no opportunity to balance its budget
    with tuition increases, as other state insti-
                                                     all arts practitioners must consider,
                                                     which therefore must be included as part
                                                     of the complete education of today’s
                                                                                                    ECM Accelerates into the Future
                                                                                                    by Kevin Woelfel                                several distinct areas of interest have
    tutions (sadly) are able to do.                  musicians, whatever their goals or aspira-
                                                                                                                                                    emerged. In addition to résumé, bio and
          In fact, though, your College of           tions may be. Our response to these con-       My first year here at the Entrepreneurship      press kit preparation, many students
    Music has been working on two levels             ditions seems not only appropriate, but        Center for Music has already turned out to      express the need to learn essential business
    with Enterprise concepts for years.              essential.                                     be a very busy and exciting one. Over three     skills including marketing, money manage-
    Funding support for our programs would                 And yet, despite these threats to        hundred students and alumni have attend-        ment, and communication. Alumni who
    not be possible without the income from          CU’s overall budget, we have much to           ed ECM sponsored presentations on a wide        are developing their careers find these
    our highly successful Holiday Festival;          celebrate. This year marked the first in       variety of subjects including                                 subjects particularly helpful.
    support of faculty travel would be half of       which a series of investments are being        audience development, self-                                   With this in mind, the ECM
    what it is without income from this and          made by the Provost and the Chancellor         producing a recording, life in                                is creating on-line courses as
    other ticket sales, and the opera budget         in some of the College’s Programs of           an orchestra, and preventing                                  part of an extensive update to
    provides 60% of the funding for its own          Excellence. As a result, the Takács            musician’s injuries. Well-                                    the website.
    productions. Faculty salaries would not          Quartet will now be fully engaged as           known author, educator, and                                          As we continue to
    have made progress without private dona-         faculty, not only coaching string quartets     arts administrator Ellen                                      develop the Center, your input
    tions to the Faculty Fund for Excellence.        but also accepting private students; the       Highstein spent two days here lecturing         as alumni is particularly welcome. With
    And, several years ago the College was           Jazz Studies program will have applied         and meeting with individual students about      so much changing in the industry, net-
    successful in applying to the CU student         part time jazz specialists to teach string     their career development. In addition to her    working, continuing education, and entre-
    government leadership for an arts fee.           bass, electric guitar, saxophone, and          lectures, the ECM is archiving videos of her    preneurship are becoming increasingly
    Without it, support for Jazz Studies and         piano; the opera and voice faculty have        workshops in the College of Music Library.      important. In the year ahead, we hope you
    Ethnomusicology ensembles (Gamelan,              developed a post-masters certificate           A complete list of ECM presentations is on      will use our services and visit the ECM
    African, Japanese, and Mariachi) would           in performance and will utilize four           the Center’s website.                           website at www.colorado.edu/music/entre-
    be nonexistent, nor would there be fund-                                                              With well over one hundred students       preneurs, call us at 303-735-1272, or just
    ing to pay for the costs associated with                            continued on page 6         visiting the Center for counseling this year,   stop in and say hello!




    News From the American
    Music Research Center                                                                                                                            ADVISORY BOARD
                                                                                                                                                     Erma Mantey, Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                    Gary S. Joiner
                                                                                                                                                                                    Thurston E. Manning
    By Tom Riis                                       our many activities in 2004, and especially                                                    Christopher Brauchli           John H. McLagan
                                                      the first-time visitors to Colorado who                                                        Bob Charles                    Anthony Moores
                 s you can see from the front-        understood that we ordered the perfect



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                                                                                                                                                     Ralph “Chris” Christoffersen   Joe Negler
                 page of this issue, the Glenn        weather just for them.                                                                         Colleen Conant                 Shawn O’Neal
                 Miller Centennial and the                  Gayle Boethling, the office manager                                                      Jim Conder                     Frank Y. Parce
                 Nadia Boulanger Symposium            for Dean Sher, deserves a special award for                                                    Gina Day                       Rebecca Roser
                 have made for an extraordinar-       somehow making sense of my handwriting                                                         Donna Erismann                 Steven K. Taniguchi
    ily busy and successful year for the AMRC         and ever-changing whims regarding the                                                          Chuck Everill                  Helen Weil
    and its friends and supporters.                   complex travel schedules of our dozen or                                                       Jonathan Fox                   Nancy Wittemyer
          As always, the various activities and       so international visitors. Kim Donahue,                                                        Lloyd Gelman, M.D.
    projects of the AMRC could not have hap-          Barbara Zarlengo’s assistant in the                                                            David M. Gilman                HONORARY
    pened without the extraordinary support           Development Office, not only managed to                                                        Doree Hickman                  Dean Boal
    of our active advisory board, its current         perform endless support services all year,                                                     Willie L. Hill, Jr.            Eileen Cline
    president Ted Manning, generous donors,           but also carry a baby to term. Extra thanks                                                    Mark S. Hoffman                Dave Grusin
    the staff and students of the College of          to Kim and her growing family! Advisory                                                        David Hummer                   Tom MacCluskey
    Music, and volunteers. Although it is             board members Mary Ann Mulligan, Caryl                                                         Dale Johnson
    always dangerous to single out individ-           Kassoy, Barbara Brenton, David Vogels,
    ual—because it inevitably means leaving           Marty Stormo, Elizabeth McNutt, Joyce
    some names out—I feel I must applaud in           Thurmer, and Betsy Turner all gave readily                                                     Editors: Joan McLean Braun, Laima Gaigalas
    this space the especial energy, generosity,       of their time, talent, and guest rooms.
                                                                                                                                                     Design: Mark Schroder
    and dedication of many helpers this year.         William Suitts, Alan Cass, and Don
    Trudi Wright and Joice Gibson, the two            Campbell were essential in making early                                                        Music from Colorado is produced by the Office
    graduate assistants currently working in          gifts and therefore allowing everything to         As you read this, the AMRC Advisory         of Concerts and Public Relations. Publication
    the Center, met all challenges with superb        happen on schedule while still keeping us     Board will have just completed our latest        costs have been paid from gift funds.
    calm, thoroughness, and grace. Whether            in the black. (We also appreciate the grant   Long-Range Planning Retreat, led by board        Photographs are supplied by the University of
    attending to the needs of nervous perform-        from CU’s President’s Fund for the            vice-president Bob Lord. Watch this space        Colorado at Boulder Office of Institutional
    ers, arranging an efficient hotel shuttle ser-    Humanities and the words of welcome to        for new initiatives and exciting future pro-     Relations, Casey Cass, and Larry Harwood.
    vice, completing preparations for a gala          the Boulanger Symposium from presiden-        jects. As always, if you have materials,         photographers.
    banquet (for 75!), or just making everyone        tial assistant Leonard Dinegar.) Each of      music, or memorabilia that you think
    feel welcome and looked after, Trudi and          these folks and many other in ways too        might be appropriate for the Center’s
    Joice were unfailingly poised, efficient and      numerous to mention have made a critical      archives or public programs, please contact
    competent. Their excellent work will be           difference to our endeavors this year.        Cassandra Volpe at (303) 735-1367 or
    remembered fondly by all who attended                   Thank you all!                          Cassandra.volpe@colorado.edu.
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Faculty/Staff Journal
In November,                                          Association (MTNA) on March 31st         Opera Theatre
                                                                                                                                    HighNotes   Recording Honors the
JAMES AUSTIN                                          at the organization’s annual conven-     Design Competition                               Memory of Terese Stewart
presented a paper                                    tion in Kansas City, Missouri. This       Last fall, students from the CU-Boulder          MahlerFest has produced a set of 3 CDs of
at the New                                           award is the organization’s highest       College of Architecture and Planning             Terrie Stewart’s performances at the festival
Directions in                                       award given to those who have made         developed plans for a new Opera                  from 1995 to 2002. Included are songs of
Instrumental                                        a significant and lasting contribution     Theatre envisioned for the area east of          Mahler, other (mostly German) com-
Music Education                                    to music and music teaching. Guy            the University Club (see photo below).           posers, and her last public performance of
                                                  Duckworth is a leading expert in con-        Ballots were distributed inviting the            Schubert’s Winterreise. The set is being
Conference
                                                                                               public to vote for a favorite project. The       given for a donation of $40 to the Beckie
hosted by                                         ceptual learning and symmetrical key-
                                                                                               first place winner Justin Carr received          Reeder Arnold Scholarship Fund that
Michigan State                                   board approaches to instruction. He has
                                                                                               $1,000 and the Honorable Mention                 Terrie set up to honor her first piano
University. In                                   published over 50 articles in leading         prize winner Brian Ballard received              teacher. The Scholarship is awarded to a
January, he                                     music journals as well as Keyboard             $500. The other four finalists, Justin           piano student with special interest in col-
gave two presentations at the                   Musicianship, a textbook for college           Carr, Alex Lampson, Clinton Miller,              laborative piano and is a fitting tribute to
Colorado Music Educators Association           music students whose performance medi-          Christopher Pittman, and Brian Sisk              Terrie. 100% of the proceeds go to the
Conference. For the first clinic presenta-     um is other than piano.                         each received $100.                              fund (MahlerFest has donated all materials
tion, he was joined by four current MME                                                                                                         and production). For more information
students: Carolyn Ellington, Susan             In 2002, Professor of Double Bass PAUL                                                           visit www.mahlerfest.org and click on
Kellerman, Heather Plattenberger, and          ERHARD received the American Institute of                                                        “Purchase CDs.”
Kerry Watson. In February, he presented a      Indian Studies Senior Fellowship for study
keynote address at the British Columbia        in India. He gave his first public perfor-
Music Educators Association Conference         mance of Indian music in March 2003 and
in Vancouver and served as guest conduc-       then included Indian music on six recital
tor for a middle school band festival held     programs during the fall, including con-
at Ranum High School in Westminster,           certs at Metro State College, Kansas State,
Colorado. In April, he chaired four ses-       Wichita State, and Texas Christian. On
sions sponsored by the Music Education         these programs, Paul also performed tradi-
Special Interest Group at the Annual           tional double bass works and Arioso by
Meeting of the American Educational            Professor of Composition emeritus Luis
Research Association in San Diego,             Jorge González. In January 2004, Paul was
California. He also presented two papers at    a guest artist at the Texas Double Bass
the Biennial Conference of the National        Symposium at the University of Texas in
Association for Music Education (MENC)         Austin. In February, Paul performed with
held in Minneapolis, Minnesota (one in         sitarist Roshan Jamal Bhartiya in a concert
collaboration with Professor Margaret          of all Indian music in the College of
Berg). In April, he also conducted an          Music. In March he traveled to Manila,
                                               Philippines, where he performed
inservice training session for music teach-
ers in the Douglas County School District.

DAVID BURGE, Professor of Piano from
1962 to 1975, now lives in San Diego
where he is Composer-in-Residence of the
San Diego Ballet. He maintains an active
career as a performer, composer, recording
artist, and writer. Throughout his illustri-
ous career, he has performed in over 1,000
concerts around the world and composed
over 100 works including seven ballets.
                                               Western/Indian recitals at the Asian
                                               Development Bank (ADB), and the Insular
                                               Life concert hall. While in Manila, Paul
                                               also gave a lecture/performance to over
                                               1000 high school students, and taught a
                                               master class at the University of the
                                               Philippines School of Music.

                                               ELIZABETH FARR recorded two CDs for
                                               the Naxos label last summer, the complete
                                               Suites for harpsichord by Elisabeth Claude
                                                                                                 Letter from
                                                                                                 By Patti Peterson
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                                                                                                                   Cuba
                                                                                                 (Editor’s Note: Professor Patti Peterson traveled to Cuba with
                                               Jacquet de La Guerre. Several excerpts            St. John’s Episcopal Church of Boulder in January of 2004)
ANDREW COOPERSTOCK, along with vio-            from the CDs are included in the accom-
linist William Terwilliger, violist Erika      panying CDs for a new music history text-              t’s interesting how they always talk about light—at the end of a tunnel, the sil-




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Eckert, cellist Andres Diaz, and the Ying      book issued by Norton.                                 ver lining, etc.—but I think I just plain saw “the Light” in Cuba. Even as I sit
Quartet, has recorded chamber music for                                                               here on a cold, grey day, I can see the light of that island. It’s harsh, bright, wet
piano and strings by New York composer                                   Last summer
                                                                                                      even, but clear. Our first night, we sat on our little balcony of the Copacobana
Lowell Liebermann. The CD will                                           Professor of
                                                                                                      and watched the moon reflected in the waters of Havana Bay. I felt a dreadful
be available from Albany Records                                          Cello JUDITH
                                                                          GLYDE was              tug at my heart and knew I had found another place to love and hate, just like here
this summer. This season Professor
Cooperstock performed solo and                                             artist-faculty of     in Colorado and North Carolina. By that, I mean, a place I will always miss, but a
chamber recitals in Boulder,                                               the Opera             place which also delights and torments me when I’m there.
Cleveland, Phoenix, Las Vegas,                                              Theatre and
Austin, Round Top, Columbia, Little                                         Music Festival       I guess once you have experienced poverty in another country, you never feel quite
Rock, Baltimore, Rochester, and                                             of Lucca, in         the same about your own life of thoughtless luxury. Mostly, I was ashamed that I
Denver, and he appeared as concerto                                          Lucca, Italy—       am so soft; that cold showers day after day make me crazy, that I began to long for
soloist with Denver’s Up Close and                                           a festival that     toilet seats and soap to wash my hands with (moist towelettes just aren’t the same!)
Musical and the Littleton Symphony                                            is the summer
orchestras. In August, with Trio                                              program for        The real light came from the eyes of the people. They sing and dance at the drop
Contraste, he made an extensive concert                   the Cincinnati Conservatory of
                                                                                                 of a hat, even in church. I joined in and felt the spirit move my feet! We prayed
tour of Germany. Last summer he joined         Music. She is also on the faculty of the
                                                                                                 together and talked, even though we often couldn’t understand each other. They are
the faculties at Texas’s Round Top             Adriatico Chamber Music Festival in
                                               Bonefro, Italy.                                   desperate for things and yet they offered so much to us. I was talking to a man in
International Festival-Institute of Music
and North Carolina’s Brevard Music                                                               church about my fruitless search for printed Cuban music and he showed up the
Center. This year marks his first as chair     DAVID KOREVAAR has undertaken a                   next night with two pieces of music for me that had belonged to his mother! I was
of CU’s keyboard department.                   series of lecture-recitals on a wide variety      speechless.
                                               of subjects. The 2003-04 season included
Staff Accompanist ALEX CRAIG (BM               lecture-recitals at the San Diego Museum          Our host in Havana took a couple of us to an unannounced “rehearsal” with a stu-
1972, MM 1975) was chosen as a finalist        of Art, presented in conjunction with four        dent orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado. The music was absolutely spectacu-
for the Art Song Composition Award             different exhibits at the museum. One of          larly played (Wagner’s Liebestod and Beethoven’s 7th), and I realized how much I
sponsored by the National Association          these, on the Degas Bronzes, was repeated         have lost my old enthusiasm for music. I regained it—saw another light—as I sat
of Teachers of Singing. The composition        in Boulder in April. Past presentations           there physically and emotionally lifted up by the beauty of these Cubans who play
submitted was the song cycle Five Poems of     have included lectures on Viennese appro-
                                                                                                 classical music with as much intensity and joy as they play popular music.
Archibald MacLeish, composed in 2002-03        priations of alla turca style in the late
and first performed by faculty baritone        18th century, a program devoted
                                                        to Ravel’s Miroirs, and a series of      I came home tired, depressed, excited, and forever changed by this place. I have
Patrick Mason in
October 2003.                                           presentations on the Romantic            raised $600 from my colleagues to send to the musicians in the little sister church
                                                       Piano Cycle.                              in Vertientes. I have bought bass strings for the bass player, who is playing with
Professor Emeritus                                                                               jury-rigged, broken strings, and sent money to help buy new congas. Perhaps I will
GUY DUCKWORTH                                        Professor Emeritus KARL KROGER’S            go back to my old thoughtless ways of buying junk for myself all the time, but I
received the presti-                                 cantata Pax Vobis received its              hope not to lose the light. I needed to do this and to see this and to feel all this,
gious Achievement                                    second performance in 28 years on           and now I have the responsibility of a new family to help out. I don’t know that I
Award from the                                       May 23, 2004 by the North Shore             am up to it, frankly, but I will try.
Music Teachers                                       Choral Society of Evanston, IL.
National                                                              continued on page 5
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    Development News
                                                                                                    CUJazzSizzles!
    New Endowment for CU Jazz

    Jeannie and Jack
    Thompson Salute CU Jazz
               he CU Jazz faculty join Dean       Later he returned to CU and completed



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    notes Jack. “We love the                                     mentoring. She continues           CU Jazz Club members help to fund                VANGUARDS $5,000
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    A New Endowed Fellowship

    The Coffin Family Legacy                                                                                                                         Annual Giving Report
                                                                                                                                                     Phone Pledges
          t is with great pride and deep grati-   recitals, duo concerts



    I     tude that the College of Music
          announces the “Berton Coffin Voice
          Faculty Fellowship.” Mildred Coffin
          along with her daughter and son-in-
    law, Martha “Marty” Coffin Evans and
    Ray Smith, created this endowed fellow-
    ship to honor the memory and legacy of
                                                  with Mildred, and with
                                                  the Robert Shaw RCA
                                                  Recording Ensemble.
                                                       Mildred Wantland
                                                  Coffin earned her BA
                                                  degree from Baylor
                                                  University in Waco,
                                                                                                                                                     Double in ’03/’04
                                                                                                                                                     Thank you to the many loyal alumni who
                                                                                                                                                     gave to music’s Annual Giving fundraising
                                                                                                                                                     drive last year. Pledges to the 2003-04
                                                                                                                                                     phone campaign increased more than
                                                                                                                                                     250% over the previous year from $13,365
    Dr. Berton Coffin, one of the College’s       Texas. She went on                                                                                 to $33,535.
    most honored and beloved professors.          to complete a Masters                                                                                    The numbers of music alumni who
    The fellowship establishes a fund to assist   Degree in Vocal                                                                                    pledged also nearly doubled, going from
    the College in providing competitive          Performance as well as                                                                             just over 200 to nearly 400. Of special
    compensation for current and new faculty,     Bachelors degrees in                                                                               interest, 100 of these pledges came from
    and reward excellence in teaching.            both Voice and Music                                                                               alumni who had never before made a gift
          “Father believed deeply in the impor-   Education. She was a                                                                               to the College of Music. These first time
    tance of vocal pedagogy. We understand        part-time voice instruc-                                                                           contributors are warmly welcomed into
    the need for competitive compensation in      tor at the College of                                                                              the family of the College’s most loyal
    recruiting the best voice teachers, and in    Music while maintaining a private voice           and publications, as well as being widely        alumni--our donors.
    recognizing faculty excellence. The Coffin    studio in her home. She sang professionally       recognized as an outstanding civic leader.             Thank you also to alums who gave a
    Fellowship is established to address these    in the United States performing often with        She remains active chairing school accredi-      gift in response to our mail campaigns.
    fundamental issues.”                          her husband, Berton (a baritone), and was         tations for the Western Association of           Nearly $5,000 was raised from these mail-
          Dr. Berton Coffin (1910 - 1987),        a featured soprano soloist with the CU            Colleges and Universities. In 2001, Marty        ings.
    internationally known vocal pedagogue,        Festival Chorus for many years. She man-          and Ray moved to Boulder form West                     With continued budget cuts and
    Professor Emeritus, and former Chairman       aged the CU Artist Series for more than           Covina, California. Today, she has her own       increasing costs to provide the highest level
    of the College of Music’s Voice Division,     twenty years, among her many activities at        consulting firm, MACE Associates, LLC.           educational and performance experiences,
    was a member of the music faculty from        the university. From 1976 through 1982,           She is secretary for the College of Music’s      “unrestricted” annual gifts become more
    1946 until 1977. His influence on the         she was Registrar and Associate Dean at           Vocal Advisory Board and is Treasurer            and more important to the College of
    College was profound. In addition to his      the American Institute of Musical Studies         of the CU Alumni Association Director’s          Music. According to Dean Dan Sher,
    exemplary commitment to his students,         (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, later renewing           Club.                                            “The past few years have been a time of
    he established and implemented the            her association with AIMS as a member of               Ray Smith is a Yale graduate.               great challenge for the University as the
    Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal        the administrative staff (1987 to 1991).          He worked as a test engineer for the             state has reduced its financial support.”
    performance and pedagogy and created          Today, Mrs. Coffin lives in Boulder,              Saturn/Apollo space program before               He notes that “The increase in contribu-
    the Festival Chorus. He wrote prolifically,   Colorado and Pomona, California.                  changing careers to become an ordained           tions this past year to our annual fund has
    and was one of the world’s leading authori-        Martha Coffin Evans holds a doctor-          Episcopal priest spending most of that time      played a major role in making it possible
    ties in voice and pedagogy, creating a        ate in educational leadership from the            in California. He served two parishes,           to maintain newly attained levels of excel-
    vowel chart to enhance vocal performance      University of La Verne in California.             established an urban center, preschool and       lence. The College of Music is truly grate-
    that continues to be used in classrooms       There she was also an adjunct professor           day schools, as well as a community food         ful for the past year’s enthusiastic response
    throughout the world. He credited his wife    for twelve years, teaching courses in educa-      bank and senior care facility. Most recently,    from our alumni and friends.”
    Mildred as a major influence contributing     tional leadership and curriculum. For             he has worked as a chaplain for three                  The goal for this year is to raise
    to the success of his teaching and many       thirty years, she had an active career as a       Hospice organizations in Boulder and             $50,000 from at least 500 alumni through
    publications. Dr. Coffin performed profes-    senior educational administrator, was             Broomfield counties.                             the phone campaign. So, when that CU
    sionally with various orchestras, in solo     involved in school district communications                                                         student calls, please give generously!
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 Alumni Update
  Editor’s Note: Alumni updates                   administrate and perform in a professional                                                       Barbara Dixon (MM 1991) became the 14th
  submitted through our online form at            chamber music festival called Chamber                                                            president of Truman State University in
  www.colorado.edu/music since the last           Music from Echo Glen. They also sponsor                                                          Kirksville, Missouri in July. She is the univer-
  newsletter was published have not been          the Tucson Adult Amateur String Players                                                          sity’s first female president in its 136-year his-
  recorded due to a technical problem. Now        Association and the Amateur Chamber                                                              tory. She formerly served as provost and vice
  that the error has been fixed, we ask to you    Music Workshop. In addition, Mr. Bourret                                                         president of academic affairs at New York
  resubmit any news you have entered in that      maintains a large class of private students,                                                     State University at Genesee as well as faculty
  time or email it to cuconcerts@colorado.edu.    many of whom have gone on to major in                                                            member and associate dean of the college of
  We apologize for any inconvenience you have     performance at almost every major music                                                          arts and sciences at Central Michigan
  experienced!                                    school in the country and to play in such                                                        University.
                                                  major orchestras as Cleveland, Minnesota,
  David Babinet (BM voice 1998) sung the          Toronto, and others.                                                                             Ariel Downing (PhD 1997) has been selected
  role of Prince Yusupov in Los Angeles                                                                                                            to receive the National Federation of High
  Opera’s world premiere of Deborah               Nathan Brandwein (BM 2002 piano) for-                                                            Schools “Music Educator of The Year”
  Drattell’s opera Nicholas and Alexandra.        merly a student of Andrew Cooperstock,                                                           award for 2004. She received the award at
  The production ran from September 14 to         won first prize in the piano division at the                                                     the Wyoming Music Educators (WMEA)
  26, 2004 and featured conductor Mstislav        Music Teachers National Association                                                              convention in Evanston, Wyoming in January.
  Rostropovich and Placido Domingo as             national competition held in Kansas City                                                         She is currently teaching instrumental music
  Rasputin.                                       in March. As the competition winner, he          Ed Cannava                                      (both band and orchestra) at Big Horn High
                                                  won a Steinway grand piano.                                                                      School and Big Horn Middle School (grades
  Dennis R. Bourret (BM violin 1964, MM                                                            State Concert Band Festival. Dr. Cannava        5-12) in Big Horn, Wyoming.
  viola 1967) with his wife Anna, was hon-        Ed Cannava (BME 1977, MME 1980, PhD              was recently elected National Secretary of
  ored at a special presentation this Spring by   1994) is Director of Bands at Arapahoe           the American School Band Directors              Maxine Fawcett-Yeske (PhD 1997) is
  the arts organizations and the Mayor of         High School in Centennial, Colorado. His         Association.                                    Assistant Professor of music at Nebraska
  Tucson, Arizona for their service to the        school was named a 2003 Grammy                                                                   Wesleyan University where she was awarded
  artistic life of the community. Together        Signature School, one of only 50 high            William Cooper (MM 1987) gave a piano           the Prouty Faculty Teaching Award in May
  they run a non-profit string orchestra          schools nationwide and the only one in           recital at the University of Kentucky in        for excellence in the classroom and for mak-
  training program for students up through        Colorado. The high school’s Dry Creek            September and performed with the                ing a difference in the intellectual lives of
  high school age. In addition, the Bourrets      Dixie Dawgs received a 2003 DownBeat             Lexington Community Orchestra in                students. She was also elected to the office of
  run a summer chamber music camp for             Outstanding Jazz Performance Award and           February. He is actively accompanying           secretary of the Great Plains Chapter of the
  high school and college students called         the Wind Ensemble received a superior            and coaching at the university. He and his
  Chamber Music in the Mountains, and             with distinction rating at the 2003 CBA          wife live in Winchester, Kentucky.                                      continued on back page




                                                                                                    Coming&Going
Faculty/Staff Journal continued

  The work was commissioned by the                Festival. She spent one week on a Marae,
  Moravian Music Foundation in 1976 as a          New Zealand participating in a wananga
  contribution to the American Revolution         (workshop) on the Maori flutes of New
  Bicentennial and was first performed at         Zealand as well as her modern instrument.
  the 12th Moravian Music Festival in             She also returned as a guest artist of the 6th     The College of Music was proud to welcome       Brad Goode
  Bethlehem, PA. It is a 45-minute work           New Zealand Flute Convention and for               these distinguished new faculty members in      Professor of Jazz Studies
  for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed        recitals elsewhere in the country.                 August of 2004:                                 SteepleChase recording artist Brad Goode
  chorus, and orchestra which has peace as                                                                                                           has been featured with the combos of Red
  its theme. The cantata shared the program       MICHAEL THEODORE received a substantial            Nicholas Carthy                                 Rodney, Al Cohn, Eddie Harris, Ira
  with Mozart’s Requiem.                          grant from the (CU) President’s Fund for           Music Director, CU Opera                        Sullivan, Frank Morgan, Don Lanphere,
                                                  the Humanities for the creation of a multi-        Nicholas Carthy was Kapellmeister at the        Curtis Fuller, Jack DeJohnette, Ernie
  Instructor of Voice KRISTINE HURST-             media performance piece in collaboration           Landestheater in Salzburg where he made         Krivda, Barrett Deems and many others.
  WAJSZCZUK recently gave a lecture and               with Michelle Ellsworth from CU-               his operatic debut conducting Mozart’s          He led his own combo from 1986 until
  recital at the College Music Society                                      Boulder dance            Marriage of Figaro. During this time he         1998, appearing at major festivals and
  regional conference. She will present at                                        and violinist      was also an assistant at the Salzburg           nightclubs around the world. He has served
  the poster session of the upcoming                                              Gregory            Festival, working closely with Bernard          on the faculties of the American
  National Association of Teachers of                                            Walker of           Haitink and Sir Georg Solti. In 1990            Conservatory of Music, New Trier H.S.,
  Singing national conference. She taught                                        CU-Denver.          Daniel Barenboim invited him to assist in       Cuyahoga Community College and the
  class voice at CU, and studio voice at                                        The piece was        the recording of Don Giovanni with the          University of Cincinnati College
  both Regis University and University                                          performed on         result that Carthy became Barenboim’s           Conservatory of Music.
  of Wyoming at Laramie. She complet-                                          the Boulder,          assistant for the next two years working on
  ed her DMA in voice at CU-Boulder                                            Denver and            the Mozart/DaPonte series, in Paris on
  in 2003 and has accepted a teaching                                          Colorado              Wozzeck, and in Bayreuth.                       Going
  position at the University of                                               Springs campuses
  Wisconsin Platteville.                                                     in the fall of          Alejandro Cremaschi                             Instructor of Tuba Michael Allen has left
                                                                             2004. Professor         Piano Pedagogy and Class Piano                  the University in order to pursue business
  DANIEL SILVER played a concerto concert                                   Theodore’s first         Alejandro Cremaschi is a technology, group      interests in the arts.
  in May with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta,          experience as a filmmaker came recently            piano and cooperative learning specialist.
  including the Copland concerto and a            at the Northampton Independent Film                He is also in demand as a specialist on         Professor of Voice Robert Harrison has
  double concerto for two clarinets by            Festival, presenting a short video/multime-        Latin American piano music. An active           accepted a faculty appointment at the
  Mendelssohn, with one of his former stu-        dia piece that he created with Michelle            performer, Cremaschi regularly plays the        School of Music, Indiana University-
  dents, Martin Choy, as the other soloist.       Ellsworth. Also, a trumpet/computer                music of his native Argentina in recitals,      Bloomington.
  Other recitals and master classes this season   piece that he created with CU-Colorado             and has recorded for the IRCO, Ostinato
  took place at the University of Maryland,       Springs colleague Glen Whitehead has at            and Marco Polo labels. Dr. Cremaschi was        Professor of Music Education Janet
  George Washington University, and Texas         least three confirmed performances this            formerly Assistant Professor of Piano and       Montgomery has accepted a position as
  Tech where he did a week-long teaching          season. They recently performed at the             Coordinator of Class Piano at Ohio              District Arts Coordinator (Director of Fine
  residency.                                      International New West Electroacoustic             University in Athens.                           Arts) for the Denver Public Schools.
                                                  Music Festival in San Diego, and are
  ALEXA STILL performed in January with           programmed to perform at both the Bonk             Anne Epperson                                   In May, College of Music faculty, students,
  the Boulder Bach Festival. In early March       Festival of New Music in Florida, and the          Professor of Collaborative Piano                and staff bid farewell to beloved Professor
  she performed chamber music for flute           13th Annual Florida Electroacoustic                CU-Boulder welcomes critically acclaimed        of Piano Robert Spillman. He leaves a
  with the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio,      Music Festival.                                    performer, recording artist, teacher and        wonderful legacy, having directed CU’s
                             cellist Peter                                                           clinician Anne Epperson to the faculty as       opera program and taught piano and
                             Rejto, violist       MICHAEL THORNTON, in addition to                   Professor of Collaborative Piano. Professor     conducting at CU for 17 years. Professor
                              Roger Chase,        his regular performances as Principal              Epperson is currently on the artist faculty     Spillman’s last semester at CU before retir-
                              violinists Benny    Horn of the Colorado Symphony, has just            of the Music Academy of the West and was        ing was eventful, including receiving the
                              Kim and             completed a tour of Colorado’s Western             formerly Professor of Music and Director        CU Alumni Association’s prestigious
                               Soovin Kim         Slope with the Denali Ensemble. The                of Collaborative Arts at the University of      Robert Stearns Award.
                               and harpist        group gave concerts and performed for              California – Santa Barbara and head of the
                                Yolanda           school groups in the Steamboat area.               Collaborative Piano Department at the           Professor of Jazz Chip Stephens has
                                Kondonassis                                                          Cleveland Institute of Music.                   accepted a position at University of Illinois
                                 at the Tucson                                                                                                       at Urbana-Champaign beginning in August
                                 Chamber                                                                                                             2004.
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                     Student Highlights
                     In March, Professor Judith Glyde’s Cello        Principal/Third Horn of the Orchestra of      Soprano SHAUNA KEENE (BM voice),
                     Studio hosted a master class with Torlief       Guanajuato in Mexico. He has already per-     a student of Robert Harrison, won First
                     Thedeen, one of Scandinavia’s foremost cel-     formed with the orchestra extensively,        Place in the Rocky Mountain Regional
                     lists. In April the class traveled to Greeley   including performances on Mexican             Finals in Denver on February 28. She was
                     to take part in a “cello day” with the studio   National Television and Radio.                in competition with seven finalists from
                     of Professor James Fittz at University of                                                     the Colorado-Wyoming District and three
                     Northern Colorado.                              The College’s former graduate quartet, the    from the Utah District. She competed
                                                                     Ichos Quartet won first prize in the cham-    with the winners from the fifteen other
                     Daniel Silver’s clarinet studio is at an all-   ber music division at the Music Teachers      regions at the National Semi-Finals in
                     time high enrollment of 21 students. His        National Association national competition     New York on March 14.
                     new student MARLENA BURGHARDT                   held in Kansas City in March. The quartet’s
                     (MM clarinet) won the Honors                    members are JOHN HILTON (MM violin),          LISA ROGERS (BM 2004 Horn) won
                     Competition, and played the Copland             AZADUHI ANMAHIAN (MM violin),                 the undergraduate division of the
                     Concerto with the University Orchestra in       MEGAN TIPTON (MM viola) and                   CU Concerto Competition. She per-                  Shauna Keene (right) in The Elixir of Love
                     Macky Auditorium on April 28th.                 MARCELO SANCHES (MM cello). AIMEE             formed Glière’s Horn Concerto with
                                                                     CHOW (BM violin), a student of Jennifer       the University Orchestra in February.              This group has performed with such
                     BEN GREENBERG (MM 2004 horn) won a              John, also won fourth prize in the strings    Lisa was chosen as a member of the presti-         ensembles as the Boston Symphony,
                     full-time orchestral position as Associate      competition.                                  gious Sarasota Music Festival for last sum-        Philadelphia Orchestra, and Atlanta
                                                                                                                   mer and studies with Jerome Ashby.                 Symphony. They have designed and com-
                                                                                                                                                                      missioned several programs to introduce
Photo: John Becker




                                                                                                   Ichos Quartet
                                                                                                                   BETH MENKE (MM, voice) won first                   young people to the exciting world of clas-
                                                                                                                   place and MEGHAN MUEHLBAUER (BM,                   sical music. Stephen will be a full-time
                                                                                                                   voice) won fifth place in the National             performer and teacher with the ensemble.
                                                                                                                   Association of Teachers of Singing West-           Stephen is a student of Michael Thornton.
                                                                                                                   Central Regional student auditions in
                                                                                                                   Kearney Nebraska in November. These                Last fall, the VINCA STRING QUARTET
                                                                                                                   auditions bring over 300 singers and 70            became the new graduate quartet in
                                                                                                                   voice teachers together each year.                 residence at the College. Formed in 2002,
                                                                                                                                                                      the members of the Vinca String Quartet
                                                                                                                   TRACEY SCHMIDT (DMA flute) received                are graduates of the Yale School of Music,
                                                                                                                   the CU-Boulder Graduate Student                    where they have worked closely with
                                                                                                                   Teaching Excellence Award. Professor               members of the Tokyo String Quartet.
                                                                                                                   Steve Bruns and Bill Elliott nominated             In the Summer of 2003 the quartet partic-
                                                                                                                   Ms. Schmidt for the award.                         ipated in the Banff Centre Summer Arts
                                                                                                                                                                      Festival in Canada. They spent last sum-
                                                                                                                   STEPHEN SLATER (MM Horn) won the                   mer at the Norfolk Chamber Music
                                                                                                                   horn position in the critically acclaimed          Festival, where the quartet was awarded
                                                                                                                   educational ensemble, Tales and Scales.            a fellowship position.

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Dean’s Message cont’d. from page 2

            additional graduate fellowships to support
            gifted young artists interested in pursuing
                                                                          In Memory                                   Alumni Update Form
            this course of study.                                                                                     ❏ Please check if this is a new address
                  The College has also made several                                                                   We love to hear from our alumni. Please take a few minutes to keep us current. Pictures are
            superb new faculty appointments. This fall                                                                welcomed and will be used on a space-limited basis.
            we welcomed:                                                                                              Name ____________________________________________________________________
            • Nicholas Carthy as our Opera program’s                       It is with sadness that we noted the
            first full-time Music Director                                                                            Title ______________________________________________________________________
                                                                         passing of two former faculty members,
            • Alejandro Cremaschi, from Ohio                                both dear to countless faculty and        Organization ________________________________________________________________
            University, joins us to lead the Piano                               students past and present:           Home Address ______________________________________________________________
            Pedagogy Program to national prominence
            • Anne Epperson, nationally recognized for                                                                 __________________________________________________________________________
            her ability to build outstanding collaborative                            Frank Baird                      __________________________________________________________________________
            piano programs                                             Frank W. Baird of Boulder died of
            • Brad Goode, one of the finest jazz trum-                                                                 __________________________________________________________________________
                                                                       natural causes Saturday, April 3, 2004,
            pet players in higher education today                                                                      __________________________________________________________________________
                                                                       in Boulder. He was 86. He joined the
                  We also welcome key new part-time
                                                                       CU-Boulder College of Music as instruc-        Home Telephone ____________________________________________________________
            faculty:
                                                                       tor of high brass and associate director
            • Renowned mezzo-soprano Margaret                                                                         Email______________________________________________________________________
            Lattimore                                                  of bands in 1948. In 1983, he received
                                                                       his doctorate from the University of           CU Music Degree(s) __________________________________________________________
            • Elizabeth McNutt, a flutist in demand
            internationally for her expertise with con-                Michigan in Ann Arbor and retired.             Graduation Date(s) __________________________________________________________
            temporary music to serve as Artistic                       Survivors include his wife of Boulder and
                                                                                                                      Activities/Events ____________________________________________________________
            Administrator for our own new music series,                a daughter, Janine Mueller of Lafayette.
            “Pendulum,”                                                Contributions may be made to CU                 __________________________________________________________________________
            • Jazz artists Pat Bianchi, Dave Corbus,                   Foundation, Frank W. Baird Trumpet              __________________________________________________________________________
            Peter Sommer, and Paul Romaine.                            Scholarship, CU College of Music, 301
                                                                                                                       __________________________________________________________________________
                  Our programs will be immeasurably                    UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0301.
            enriched by the contributions of all of these                                                              __________________________________________________________________________
            superb faculty artists.                                            Gordon Thomas Sandford                  __________________________________________________________________________
                  I note with great appreciation that this             Professor Emeritus Gordon Thomas
            past year over 400 of our Alumni and                       Sandford died on March 3, 2004, in              __________________________________________________________________________
            friends gave generously to our College of                  Estes Park. He was 74. In 1966, Dr.             __________________________________________________________________________
            Music fund, a new record for participation.                Sanford joined the CU faculty, where            __________________________________________________________________________
            This support, as you can imagine is needed                 he was a professor of music until his
            now more than ever, and is hugely appreci-                 retirement in 1998. Survivors include           __________________________________________________________________________
            ated.                                                       his wife, Martha Sandstead Sandford, of        __________________________________________________________________________
                  I hope that you enjoy reading about the              Estes Park; two brothers, Ned Sandford
            many accomplishments of current and past                                                                   __________________________________________________________________________
                                                                       and Richard Sandford, and one sister,
            students and faculty, and that this edition of                                                             __________________________________________________________________________
                                                                       Annabel Leach. He was previously mar-
            the Newsletter finds you looking forward to
                                                                       ried to Marguerite Hynes-Sandford, who          __________________________________________________________________________
            spring.
                                                                       resides in Longmont, and he is survived
            Cordially,                                                                                                 __________________________________________________________________________
                                                                       by three children from that marriage:
                                                                       Jim Sandford; Claire Franz; and Paul           (Attach additional pages as necessary)
                                                                       Sandford. Memorial contributions may           Please clip and return to: College of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder, Attn: Newsletter,
                                                                       be made to The Gordon T. Sandford              301 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0301. We also encourage you to submit your update online at
            Daniel Sher, Dean                                          Music Scholarship Fund.                        www.colorado.edu/music or email it to cuconcerts@colorado.edu
            College of Music, CU-Boulder
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Honors Convocation
                                             GUITAR                                                                                Charlotte Orr Reid
Undergraduate Awards                         David Leonard                               Graduate Awards                           Memorial Voice Scholarship
                                                                                                                                   Adam Sattley
Outstanding Graduating Student               MUSIC EDUCATION                             Wallace F. Fiske Performance Awards       Anthony and Dorothy Riddle
Alexander Miller                             Charles Byers Choral Music                                                            Lyric Theatre Performance Prize
                                             Education Scholarship                       WOODWINDS                                 Rena Pyland
Outstanding Students                         Rachel Hofmann                              Marlena Burghardt                         Galen and Ada Belle Files
Freshman Class: Nicholas Hinman              Rebecca Beardmore Chavez Scholarship        Ysmael Reyes                              Spencer Fellowship in Voice
Sophomore Class: Jeffrey Steinfurth          Alison Reifschneider, Robert Tiefenbrun                                               Jeong-Kwon Kim
Junior Class: Richard Masters                Judith Richardson Waterman                  BRASS/PERCUSSION                          Paula Marie and
Senior Class: Nicholas Vocatura              Choral Music Education Scholarships         David Bugher, Megan Garrison              H. Rolan Zick Endowment
                                             Nancy Aggabao, Amy Brokering, Meredith      Jeremy Hildebrand                         Amy Stewart
Pi Kappa Lambda Initiates                    Grant, Mari Pierce, Cathlin Smith
Undergraduate: Elliott Bostrom, Suzanne      Mile High Band                              MUSIC EDUCATION                           ORGAN
Ford, Sarah Kirsch, Todd Lockwood,           Music Education Scholarship                 Eugene Hilligoss Memorial Scholarship     Everet J. Hilty, Jr. Fund
Alexander Miller, Lisa Rogers                Nicholas Hinman                             Joshua Russell                            Kwiho Son
Graduate: Sarah Gartland, Kimberly           Jessie and Albert Henry                     Virginia Schwatel Fund
Needham, Kathryn Wurster                     Memorial Scholarships                       for Music Education                       PIANO
                                             Jessica Ainsworth, Nicholas Bidinger,       Alyssa McIntyre                           Nancy and Ted Anderson Piano Award
Mu Phi Epsilon,                              Beau Bryson, James Mann, Brian              Joyce Mata Ashley Scholarship Fund        Hsuan Chang, Stephanie Christen, Yuko
Denver Alumni Chapter Scholarships           Margrave, Bridgit Saflund, Erika Selk,      Mary-Lynn Sindoni, Kyle Chandler          Yoshida
Undergraduates: Monica Perez                 Jeffrey Steinfurth                                                                    Beckie Reeder Arnold Piano Scholarship
Graduate: Yoon Hye Um                        Brownlow V. Wilson                          MUSICOLOGY                                Yuan-Jen Cheng
                                             Music Education Scholarship                 Pete Smythe AMRC Scholarship Fund         Phyliss and Paul Parmelee
Dean’s Honor Roll                            Pamela Tafoya                               Trudi Wright                              Memorial Piano Scholarship
Full-time students with a 3.7 or above (at   Meg Stanavage Memorial                                                                Michael Yenny
least 24 credits completed at the end of     Music Scholarship                           COMPOSITION AND THEORY                    Robin Sawhill Award
Fall Semester, 2003):                        Sarah Geller                                Cecil Effinger Composition Award          for Excellence in Piano Performance
Nancy Aggabao          Dustin McCallister                                                Timothy Buckman                           Eliana Murphy
Teresa Austin          Roberta Michel        MUSICOLOGY                                                                            Robert Spillman Award
Claire Barbasch        Alexander Miller      William Clendenin                           CONDUCTING                                in Collaborative Piano
Elizabeth Barton       Anne Moger            Music History Scholarship                   Nancy and Ted Anderson                    Michael Tilley
Brett Beckman          Darren Mueller        Jamie Kreiner                               Choral Conducting Award
Elliott Bostrom        Jonathan Musgrave     Wallace F. Fiske                            TBA                                       BRASS
Beau Bryson            Michael Musick        Academic Achievement Award                  Walter and Jenny Kate Collins             Peercy-Roth Memorial Scholarship
HyeJin Chang           Rachel Newson         Elexis Mariash                              Graduate Fellowship in Choral Studies     Meghan Garrison
Mary Couch             Channa North-         Peter & Julianne Steinhauer AMRC            Alexa Doeble, Timothy Jones
William Cooley           Hoffstaed           Scholarship in Honor of Wayne Scott         Warner Imig                               STRINGS
Courtney Crooks        Christopher O’Brien   Christopher Shannon                         Choral Conducting Scholarship             Starling Foundation
Katherine Fagan        Michell Ohriner                                                   Timothy Jones                             Graduate String Quartet Award
Jenny Ferenc           Monica Perez          MUSIC THEORY AND COMPOSITION                Freelyn Jeffers Award                     Michelle Lee (violin),
Kate Fey               Michael Pijoan        James M. Grossi                             in Choral Conducting                      Anna Braithwaite (violin), Tina Lee (viola),
Noah Fire              Elizabeth Ratay       Composition Scholarship                     Alexa Doebele                             Rachel Pomedli (cello)
Suzanne Ford           Kyle Rightley         Andrew Halladay                             Louise Touhy Music Scholarship
Ithiel J. Frame        Lisa Rogers           Robert R. Fink Music Theory Scholarship     Benjamin Riggs, Timothy Jones             WOODWINDS
Adam Gelman            Johanna Rubsam        Christopher Shannon                         Lynn Whitten Fellowship                   Virginia Blake Becker Flute Scholarship
Megan Grosz            Suzanne Ruys                                                      in Graduate Choral Conducting             Sung-Eum Kim
Katherine Hargrave     Ana Sarbu             VOICE                                       David Kates, Daniel Koh, Gregg Cannady,
Nicholas Hinman        Erica Schmitt         William Earl Rose, Jr. Scholarship Fund     Gabrielle Dietrich                        JAZZ
Rachel Hofmann         Barry Schwartz        Meagan Mahlberg                                                                       Nancy and Ted Anderson Award
David Howell           Corrie Shinn          Darrell and Lauren Boyle                    VOICE                                     Gonzalo Teppa, Kristin Kunzelman
Sarah Kirsch           Cathlin Smith         Music Theatre Scholarship                   Nancy and Ted Anderson Voice Award        John W. (Jack)
Stephanie Koeshall     Jessica Sprick        Richard Velliquette                         Kerem Kurkcuoglu, Ashraf Sewailam         Bartram Memorial Scholarship
Jamie Kreiner          Pamela Tafoya         Georgia Wash Holbeck                        The Bagley Prize                          Gonzalo Teppa
Alexander Krahn        Carolyn Tarr          Voice Scholarship                           Kerem Kurkeuoglu                          MTNA StAR Award
Danielle Lewis         Robert Tiefenbrun     Mariann Ciasulli, Theresa Egan, Katherine   Eleanor Caulkins                          Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk
Ryan Linderman         Alexander             Fey, David Howell, Kristina Macy, Claire    Graduate Voice Scholarships
Todd Lockwood            DangKhoa Tran       Myers, Rachel Selan, Lindsay Solonycze,     Kerem Kurkcuoglu, Sang-Jun Yoon           Adopt-A-Student Honors
Justin Loiselle        Christopher Turner    Carolyn Tarr                                Berton Coffin Scholarship in Voice        Scholarship Recipients
Katherine Mahan        Ryan Turner                                                       Adam Sattley
                                                                                         Sue Conrad and C. Dickson                 (2002-2003              Ben Martinson
Brian Margrave         Nicholas Vocatura     PIANO
                                                                                         Titus Memorial Fund                       Academic Year           Richard Masters
Benjamin Martinson     Lindsey Wedewer       Frank and Gina Day Graduate
                                                                                         Andrew Truex                              Awardees)               John Neurohr
                                             Performance Fellowship
Theodore Presser                                                                         Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation           Daniel Adams            Jennifer Randolph
                                             Allegra Boggess, Elena Smirnova
Academic/Performance Award                                                               Voice Scholarship in Honor of             Obadiah Ariss           Gina Razón
                                             Phyliss and Paul Parmelee
Katherine Bell                                                                           Harold A. Norblom                         Christina Ballatori     Joy Redfearn
                                             Memorial Piano Scholarship
                                                                                         Katherine Miller                          Yenlik Bodaubay         Allan Rodriguez
                                             HyeJin Chang, Alexander DangKhoa Tran
Howard B. Waltz Music Scholarship                                                        Wilma and Perry Louis Cunningham          Elizabeth Bright        Andrew Rosenberg
Nicholas Hinman, Zachary Lopes, Jean                                                     Scholarship in Voice                      Shelby Condray          Marcello Sanches
                                             STRINGS
Schaffner, Clement Swift                                                                 Davida Brechan                            Jennifer DeDominici     Benjamin Saypol
                                             Denés Koromzay Chamber Music Award
Walter Orr Roberts Music Scholarship                                                     Denver Lyric Opera Guild Scholarship      Shaun Diaz              Jacqueline Schreiber
                                             Jenny Wu
Alexander Miller                                                                         Steve Walz                                Joe Ferrone             Ashraf Sewailam
                                             Gabor Ormai String Scholarship
Crick Streamer Memorial Scholarship                                                      Barbara M. Doscher                        Christine Funnell       Akiko Shimada
                                             Jean Schaffner
Alisa Yamasaki                                                                           Memorial Voice Scholarship                Stephen Gravagne        Alejandro Sierra
                                             Katherine Anne Suber
Arline P. Cohen Scholarship                                                              Steven Aadland, Thomas Angerhofer         Megan Harris            Jennifer Sloan
                                             Whiton Memorial Scholarship
Sarah Kirsch                                                                             Ewing Memorial Music Scholarship          Kristine Hurst-         Cathlin Smith
                                             in String Bass
                                                                                         Sallye Jeffcoat, Catherine Millis           Wajszczuk             Sarah Smith
                                             Erica Schmitt
Nancy and Ted Anderson Music Awards                                                      Dennis Jackson Opera Scholarship          Jessica Irvin           Geoff Steiner
COMPOSITION                                                                              Jeong-Kwon Kim                            Shauna Keene            David Threatte
                                             BRASS
Steven Snethkamp                                                                         Dale R. Johnson Opera Scholarship         Justin Loiselle         Katrina Weeks
                                             Wallace F. Fiske Performance Award
Alan Polacek                                                                             Ashraf Sewailam                           Christopher Mahan       Celia Wilson
                                             Brian Margrave, Kyle Rightley, Johanna
                                                                                         Vera McWharter                            Katherine Mahan         Michelle Yom
                                             Rubsam
VOICE                                                                                    Memorial Voice Scholarship                Caryn Martin            Ivy Zenobi
Sarah Kirsch                                 PERCUSSION                                  TBA
Dustin McCallister                           Eric Skinner Memorial                       Claudia Boettcher Merthan
Megahn Muehlbauer                            Scholarship in Percussion                   Vocal Scholarship
                                             Christopher Mahan                           Elisabeth Harrington
PIANO                                                                                    Trudi Mielziner Opera Scholarship
Courtney Crooks                              CMSU Faculty/Staff Appreciation Awards      Bonnie Draina
Rachel Hofmann                               Erika Eckert, Robert Spillman, Victoria     Gregory Philip Ranno
Alexander DangKhoa Tran                      Ibarra, Claire Yang                         Excellence in Music Scholarship
Monica Perez                                                                             Hae Jung Shin
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  College Music Society for the two-year        Percussion Literature was published by the    accepted a tenure track appointment in          Jim Sewrey (MME 1958) is the recipient of
  term of 2003-2005.                            Edwin Mellen Press in 2003.                   Fall of 2004 as Assistant Professor of per-     the 2003 Edwin Franko Goldman Award,
                                                                                              cussion and theory at Idaho State               created by the American School Band
  Joe Ferrone (BM 2004, trumpet perfor-                                                       University.                                     Directors Association. The award, named
  mance with jazz certificate) won a                                                                                                          after prolific band conductor and compos-
   position in the United States Air Force                                                    Darlene Mawson Helman (MME 1969)                er Edwin Franko Goldman, recognizes out-
  Falconaires, located in Colorado Springs,                                                   served as International Music Director          standing contributions to the school band
  Colorado. He had recently been accepted                                                     for Delta Kappa Gamma Society                   movement. During his 52 year career in
  for graduate study at the New England                                                       International, an honor society for educa-      music education he has received many
  Conservatory in Boston, but decided to                                                      tors, from 2000 to 2002. During that time       honors including the Midwest Clinic
  join the Air Force instead. Joe studied                                                     she composed that organization’s conven-        Medal of Honor, the Waukesha County
  trumpet with Professor Terry Sawchuk,                                                       tion theme song and directed a 150-voice        Arts Alliance Outstanding Leadership in
  and his jazz studies were with Professor                                                    choir. In 2003 she organized “Women in          the Arts Award, and the Wisconsin
  John Davis and Chip Stephens.                                                               the Arts” for the group’s convention featur-    Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society
                                                                                              ing music, dance, drama, and visual arts.       Distinguished Service and Lifetime
  Mark Hyams (BM 1997, Trumpet                                                                She is a member of the Independence             Achievement Awards.
  Performance) won the position of Second                                                     (Missouri) Symphony Board and is chair
  Trumpet with the New Mexico Symphony                                                        of its Young Artist Scholarship                 Mabel Smith (DMA 1980) of Morristown,
  in Albuquerque. Forty-five auditionees                                                      Competition.                                    Tennessee is retired from teaching. She is
  from around the country competed for                                                                                                        very proud of her son-in-law, Alan Miller,
  this position.                                                                              Ksenia Nosikova (DMA 1997) recently             who won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative
                                                Geary Larrick                                 released two recordings on the Centaur          reporting with the Los Angeles Times.
  Mark Kiehn (PhD 2000; MME, 1989) had                                                        Label in 2003. Both featured Franz Liszt’s
  a condensed version of his dissertation       Last spring Cynthia Lawrence-Calkins          Années de Pèlerinage (one featuring             During 2004-2005, John Tessier’s (BM
  published as the lead article in the Winter   (BM 1983, MM 1987) had the thrill of          Deuxiéme Année: Italie and the other            1992) operatic roles have included Gerald
  2003 issue of the Journal of Research in      jumping in to replace the ailing soprano in   Première Année: Suisse).                        in Lakmé for the operas of Calgary and
  Music Education. He also just accepted a      the second of Luciano Pavarotti's final                                                       Edmonton and Ferrando in Così fan tutte
  position as Assistant Professor of Music      three opera performances and got the                                                          at Vancouver and Glimmerglass Opera.
  Education at the University of Wisconsin -    review of a life-time. In December and                                                        His concert schedule includes perfor-
  Green Bay. For the past four years, he has    January she was in Chicago for the world                                                      mances of The Creation with Chicago’s
  been on the music faculty at Midwestern       premiere of Bolcom’s A Wedding directed                                                       Music of the Baroque, Ensemble
  State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.     by Robert Altman. Next season she return                                                      Orchestral de Paris, and the Columbus
                                                to the Met for more performances of                                                           Symphony Orchestra; Messiah with the
  Composer Kristin (Kristi) P. Kuster           Madame Butterfly and the new production                                                       Los Angeles Philharmonic and the
  (MM 1998) has received a Charles Ives         of Cyrano de Bergerac with Placido                                                            Philadelphia Orchestra; the Mozart
  Fellowship from the American Academy of       Domingo (singing opposite him). Her                                                           Requiem with the Vancouver Symphony
  Arts and Letters in New York City. The        husband Mark Calkins (MM 1987)                                                                Orchestra; Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with
  award is $15,000 drawn from bequeathed        continues to teach Voice at Northwestern                                                      the Toronto Symphony Orchestra; and per-
  royalties of Charles Ives’ music. Her most    College in St. Paul. He is also the                                                           formances and a recording of Carmina
  recent commissions are from Vox Early         Artistic/Musical Liason and coach for the                                                     Burana with Pro Coro Canada.
  Music Ensemble, Quorum, and the Colby         Music Department and Theatrical
  College Chorale. She has received grants      Productions. Their two daughters, Rowan                                                       Adam Van Alphen (BME 2003) is currently
  and awards from the Brave New Works           and Shannon, are now 1st and 3rd graders.                                                     teaching band to 5th and 6th grade stu-
  ensemble, the University of Michigan, the                                                                                                   dents at three schools in Colorado’s
  University of Colorado, the Jack L. Adams     Esther Linden Grabill (MM 1952) is living     Ksenia Nosikova                                 Douglas County School District.
  Foundation, and ASCAP. She founded the        in a nursing home in Wheat Ridge,
  Patricia C. Peterson Grants for the           Colorado. At the age of 88, her physical      Holly Roadfeldt-O'Riordan (DMA 1999)            Elizabeth Warden Zobel (DMA 2002)
  Humanities Fund, supporting University        condition is good, although she is coping     has been teaching at Susquehanna                received the prestigious 2004 Julius
  of Colorado graduate students in the          with paralysis from MS. Ms. Linden            University for the past year. She was a         Herford Award for Distinguished Doctoral
  Humanities. Dr. Kuster is currently an        Grabill was a Music Teacher at Colorado       Visiting Assistant Professor during the last    Research in Choral Music from the
  Adjunct Lecturer of Composition, Theory,      Women’s College and Steel School for          academic year and was hired again for a         American Choral Directors Association.
  and Performing Arts Technology at the         many years. During her career as a singer,    tenure track position. Susquehanna              She wrote about variable textural density in
  University of Michigan.                       she gave acclaimed performances with the      University is a small liberal arts college in   Britten’s War Requiem. Previously Andrew
                                                Denver Grand Opera Company and was a          central Pennsylvania with over 100 music        Kuster (DMA 2000) had received this award
  Geary Larrick (DMA 1984) was included         soloist with the Denver Civic Symphony        majors. For the next academic year she will     for a paper written on Stravinsky for CU-
  in Strathmore’s Who’s Who 2003-2004           and the Denver Federal Orchestra.             be teaching a music survey course for first     Boulder Professor Keith Waters.
  edition. He currently has six scholarly                                                     semester music majors and a course she
  books listed in Books in Print 2003-2004.     After serving as a Visiting Assistant         developed called Musical Activism for their
  His latest book Bibliographic Analysis of     Professor, Thom Hasenpflug (DMA 1996)         second semester.




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