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Jane Rigler

Jane Rigler

Assistant Professor, Music

Jane Rigler, flutist/composer/improviser, is an Assistant Professor of the Interdisciplinary Music Program in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Ranging from solo acoustic pieces to multi-disciplinary electronic ensemble pieces, her works investigate relationships between the environment, language and gesture through improvisation and interaction. Her works and performances have been heard and seen in festivals, conferences and radios around the world. Jane is deeply committed to the process of collaboration with young artists, other composers, dancers, visual artists and theater artists. Her Japan/US Friendship Commission award in 2009-10 led to diverse performances with artists throughout Japan, and she is presently working on a new commission to be premiered in June 2013 on the Izu Peninsula. Some of her other interests involve organizing performances and events in diverse sites, such as the Relay! which was held in MoMA in NYC (2005) or the Spontaneous Music Festival which occurred in local neighborhoods in Brooklyn.

In Colorado Springs, Jane contributes to the curation of the Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Collective which brings internationally acclaimed artists to the community and provides engaging performances and events for all.

Jane teaches or directs: the VAPA Chamber Ensemble, the Electroacoustic Ensemble, Jazz History, 20th C. Music History, private flute lessons and composition/improvisation (through Extended Studies), as well as several VAPA interdisciplinary courses such as Performance Art and Arts Innovations.

Listen to original music by Jane Rigler:

For additional information, visit: janerigler.com.


Ph.D. Critical Studies and Experimental Music Practices, University of California, San Diego,

M.A. Contemporary Music Performance Practice, University of California, San Diego,

B.M. Flute Performance, Northwestern University, 1988

Selected Fellowships, Awards & Grants

2013 - New Music USA: "While You Sleep" sound installation at the Chihan House, Japan
2012-2013 - CU Roser Grant, Diversity Grant
2012 - Humanities Award: CD recording "Rarefaction"
2012 - Teaching Enhancement Grant
2009-2010 - JUSFC Fellowship

Courses I Teach

Upper Division
• HUM: Digital Humanity (online)
• Intro to Ethnomusicology 
• VAPA Performance Art 
• VAPA Sound Art
• 20th Century Music History 

Lower Division
• Chamber Music Ensemble
• Jazz History
• VAPA Arts Innovations