Music Program Concerts and Events

The UCCS Music Program presents over 30 dynamic events each season: concerts, guest artists, masterclasses and workshops. The First Fridays Seminar is a monthly forum dedicated to building an engaged culture of lifelong musicianship through the presentation of research, performance and pedagogical practice by visiting artists, faculty and students.  Student recitals showcase the musical breadth and interdisciplinary depth of our program. And the Peak FreQuency series presents work by our award-winning faculty as well as invited guests from the international music world. Our events are open to all students and community members of the Pikes Peak region - come join us!

First Fridays

Jane Chan, cellist
Friday, 7 February 2020, 12:15-1:15pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


Taylor Weimer, the World of Music Education
Friday, 6 March 2020, 12:15-1:15pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


CANCELLED: Musical Bronze: Balinese Gamelan Workshop with Professor Putu Hiranmayena and Members of Denver’s Gamelan Tunas Mekar
Friday, 3 April 2020, 12:15-1:15pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


Presentation of Student Research and Creative Works
Friday, 1 May 2020, 12:15-1:15pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Recitals and Concerts

Visiting Artists – The Bozzini Quartet
Featuring the American Premiere of Dr. Anthony Tan’s Ways of Returning for string quartet and electronics
Thursday, 12 March 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


CANCELLED: Through a Glass Darkly presents: Apokatastasis, an original composition for 10 players + electronics
Featuring the world premiere of Jon Forshee’s Apokatastasis for ten musicians and electronics and Helmut Lachenmann’s seminal Salut für Caudwell for two guitars. Throughout history, structure and meaning in the arts have been entwined in an interdependent relationship, each creating, defining and informing the other. The expressive power of this binding relationship is uniquely striking in music. In the world premiere of this new work, UCCS faculty member Jon Forshee engages a special case of such musical meaning, excavated at the intersections of music and literature—structures of ancient Jewish apocalyptic texts examined in light of traditional musical forms. The performance of Apokatastasis is underwritten by the CU President’s Fund for the Humanities. 
Thursday, 26 March 2020, 6:00 p.m. 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


CANCELLED: UCCS Music "Faculty Potpourri" Recital
Monday, 6 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


UCCS Honors Ensemble Concert
Featuring new, original compositions by Deidre McNabb, Ethan Johnson, and Joshua Shulkin, the Honors Ensemble will perform a lively mix of repertoire including jazz, classical, and contemporary works
Thursday, 16 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


Josh Shulkin (composition) and Rebecca Himberger (trumpet) – junior recital
Friday, 17 April 2020, 7:30pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


Landon Lucero (piano) and Wylie Harris (piano) – junior recital
Saturday, 18 April 2020, 7:30pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


UCCS University Choir
Directed by Solveig Olsen
Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


Emerson Olson (violin) and Mateo Robinson (clarinet) – junior recital
Thursday, 23 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


Dylan Osgood (guitar) – junior recital
Friday, 24 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


Baylee Parks (voice/piano/guitar) – senior recital
Saturday, 25 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


Shaide Jones (voice) – senior recital
Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


Amanda Dillon (voice/piano) and Donna Wilson (clarinet) – junior recital
Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


UCCS Chamber Players and Singers 
Directed by Haleh Abghari
Thursday, 30 April 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


Sean Coyne (composition) – junior presentation
Friday, 1 May 2020, 11:00am
Room 266, Ent Center for the Arts


Erin Joyner (horn/piano) and Malley McKenzie (composition) – junior recital
Friday, 1 May 2020, 7:30pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


MUS 3200 Electronic and Computer Music Concert
Directed by Stephen Bailey
Saturday, 2 May 2020, 7:30pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


UCCS Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble
Directed by Sondra Bell & Sean Hennessy
Monday, 4 May 2020, 7:30pm
Shockley-Zalabak Theatre, Ent Center for the Arts


UCCS Creative Music Ensemble 
Directed by Glen Whitehead
Friday, 8 May 2020, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


MUS 3500 Composition Seminar Concert
Directed by Anthony Tan
Saturday, 9 May 2020, 7:30pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, , Ent Center for the Arts
 

Lectures and Masterclasses

The Third Friday Colloquia series, curated by Colin McAllister in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, showcases scholarship in the best sense, highlighting the power and range of human inquiry and creativity. Four times yearly, on Friday afternoons at the Heller Center for Arts & Humanities, UCCS faculty and select guests present creative work and research trajectories. Presentations begin at 4pm and last approximately one hour, followed by discussion. 

CANCELLED: 20 March 2020
Apokatastasis 
Jon Forshee (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
** presented in conjunction with Through A Glass Darkly: UCCS Symposium on Apocalyptic