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 Creative Arts 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

UCCS Music Faculty Thomas Wilson - An Accidental Career: Why You Should Learn Everything
Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Margot Lane Studio (Ent 125), Ent Center for the Arts
 

Laura Hymers - Move To Improve: Practicing and Performing with Ease and Enjoyment 
Friday, 1 March 2019, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Margot Lane Studio (Ent 125), Ent Center for the Arts
 

UCCS Music Faculty Martha Muelheisen
Friday, 5 April 2019, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Margot Lane Studio (Ent 125), Ent Center for the Arts
 

Presentation of Student Research and Creative Work
Friday, 3 May 2019, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Margot Lane Studio (Ent 125), Ent Center for the Arts
 

Recitals and Concerts

Colorado College/UCCS Crosstown Collaboration, with special guests The Playground Ensemble: Music by Aharony, Ben-Amots, Kurtag, Maxwell-Davies & Tan 
Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 7:30 pm
Packard Hall, Colorado College, 5 W Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs
 

Michelle Thomas – junior recital, voice
Wednesday, 6 February 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Sone: Interdisciplinary Immediate Performance Exploring Science, Law, and the Folly of Human Constructs 
Thursday, 21 February 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Peak FreQuency Festival: Invisible Arcs
Works by Raven Chacon and Nina C. Young, part I
Friday, 8 March 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Peak FreQuency Festival: Invisible Arcs
Works by Raven Chacon and Nina C. Young, part II
Saturday, 9 March 2019,  7:30 pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Peak FreQuency Festival: Invisible Arcs
Electronic and Student Works, Performance Art, Film, Dance
Sunday, 10 March 2019,  2:00 pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Through a Glass Darkly presents: Aeneas in the Underworld
A chamber oratorio by Christopher Adler featuring Colin McAllister, guitar and narrator
Monday, 18 March 2019, 7:30 pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Solveig Olsen, soprano and Angelina, piano – faculty recital
Thursday, 21 March 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Jeremy Weseman, guitar – junior recital
Friday, 5 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Margot Lane Studio (Ent 125), Ent Center for the Arts
 

Ethan Alexander, composition – senior recital
Friday, 12 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Lindsay Okonek, junior recital + Honors Ensemble Concert
Saturday, 13 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

UCCS Music "Faculty Potpourri" Recital
Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Brandon Little, composition – senior recital
Thursday, 18 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Mareena Crozier, violin – senior recital
Friday, 19 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Caleb Bolin, drums – senior recital
Saturday, 20 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Zach Sherwood, composition – senior recital
Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

UCCS University Choir
Directed by Solveig Olsen
Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Shaide Jones, voice and Baylee Parks, composition/piano – junior recital
Thursday, 25 April 2019, 7:30 pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

Cameron Martin, composition – senior composition presentation
Friday, 26 April 2019, 7:30 pm
Margot Lane Studio (Ent 125), Ent Center for the Arts
 

UCCS Drums of the World and Chamber Music Ensembles
Directed by Staci Toma Cotten and Jane Chan
Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


UCCS Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band 
Directed by Sean Hennessy & Sondra Bell
Thursday, 9 May 2019, 7:30 pm
Shockley-Zalabak Theatre, Ent Center for the Arts
 

MUS 3500 Composition Seminar Concert
Directed by Anthony Tan
Saturday, 11 May 2019, 7:30 pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

MUS 1600/2600/3600/4600 - Composition/Performance Juries
Monday, 13 May 2019, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Margot Lane Studio & Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts
 

 

 

Lectures and Masterclasses

Third Friday Colloquia: Essays on Music
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 12:15 pm and last approximately one hour, followed by discussion.


Third Friday Colloquia: Sound is Not Enough - Tension and Timbre Composition
Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
Friday, 15 February 2019
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Anthony Tan (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Timbre, a primary feature of contemporary and electronic music composition, represents one of the most elusive parameters in music. While we have developed numerous ways to synthesize, analyze, and organize timbre, very little research has been done to explore timbre’s expressive role. In music, tension represents the perceived need for relaxation or release created by a listener’s expectation. This talk will explore how tension and expectation may be created through the use of timbre by way of gestural, and linguistic models, subjective associations, and pattern processes controlled by the composer. Using concepts and examples drawn from psychoacoustics, contemporary music repertoire, and my own music, I will explore how a search for tension, meaning, and the subtext of sound creates a deeper expressive musical experience.


Third Friday Colloquia: The Apocalyptic Utopia of Edward Gibbon's New Jerusalem
Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
Friday, 15 March 2019
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Joanna Demers (University of Southern California)
** presented in conjunction with Through A Glass Darkly: UCCS Symposium on Apocalyptic