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 Welcome and Orientation 
Friday, 6 September 2019, 12:15-1:15pm 
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts 


Aisha Ahmad-Post (UCCS Presents) 
Friday, 4 October 2019, 12:15-1:15pm 
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts 


Jon Gillin (Silversound Guitars) 
Friday, 1 November 2019, 12:15-1:15pm 
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts 


Presentation of Student Research and Creative Works 
Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:15-1:15pm 
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts 

Recitals and Concerts

Horowitz Piano Festival 
Local Legends Concert featuring celebrated pianists from around the Pikes Peak Region, including Broadmoor’s Music Director Ken Miller, Susan Grace of Colorado College, and Kelly Zuercher and Anthony Tan of UCCS. 

Friday, 20 September 20 2019, 6:00pm 
Shockley-Zalabak Theater, Ent Center for the Arts 


Alfredo Muro – visiting lecturer/guitarist “The Life and Times of Agustín Barrios Mangore: The artist, the man, the composer, myths and realities” 
Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 2:30-4:00pm 
Room 266, Ent Center for the Arts 


Alfredo Muro – visiting lecturer/guitarist, guitar masterclass 
Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 4:30-5:30pm 
Room 266, Ent Center for the Arts 


Autumnal 
The sounds of fall. Music diverse as the harvest. A concert featuring students in the UCCS Music Program performing jazz, classical, singer songwriter, and electronic music styles. 

As part of UCCS Family Weekend 2019
Friday, 4 October 2019, 7:30pm 
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts 


Laura Farre Rozada – visiting pianist/lecturer 
The French Reverie: Devising a New Project of Contemporary Music from Scratch 

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 3:00-5:00pm 
Heller Center for Arts & Humanities 


Ben Dolph – junior Bachelor of Innovation presentation
Friday, 25 October 2019, 7:30pm 
Margot Lane Studio (125), Ent Center for the Arts 


Sean Coyne and Lucas Dyer – junior composition recital
Friday, 15 November 2019, 7:30pm
Margot Lane Studio (125), Ent Center for the Arts


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Peak FreQuency Festival: George Lewis (trombonist/composer) in residence 
20 – 24 November 2019 
Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities Fellowship 

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 5:00-7:00pm 
Heller Center for the Arts and Humanities 


Dean’s Distinguished Scholar Series 
George E. Lewis, speaker 
“Improvisation as a way of Change” 
Thursday, 21 November 2019, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 
Kraemer Family Library, 2nd Floor Apse 


The Music of George Lewis featuring UCCS faculty and students 
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts 


Chamber Orchestra of the Springs 
Double Concerto for Trumpet and Piano 

World Premiere 
Susan Grace, piano 
Glen Whitehead, trumpet 
As part of the “Beginnings of Bluegrass” concert 
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:30pm 
First United Methodist Church, 420 N Nevada Ave,Colorado Springs 

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 12:15pm and last approximately one hour, followed by discussion. 

Dates TBD