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

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 


To Stand Among Trees
Featuring works by John Luther Adams, Kaija Saariaho, Pauline Oliveros, and a world premiere by Caroline Mallonee
Performances by Martha Muehleisen (violin), Emerson Olson (violin), Jane Chan (cello)
Friday, 11 October 2019 5:00pm
Heller Center for Arts & Humanities


Colorado Flute Fair
UCCS students can attend certain events for free. Students and the public are invited to a free lunchtime Deep Listening® gathering in Ent 245.
Saturday, 19 October, 2019 12:00pm-12:50pm
Ent Center for the Arts Lobby
https://www.coloradoflute.org/flute-fair-schedule


Pikes Peak Flute Choir
The Calling (of my breath into yours)
Sunday, 20 October 2019, 3:00pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
https://thepikespeakflutechoir.com/concerts/2019/fallentcenter_2019.html 


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

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 2:00-4:00pm 
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 
Admission free


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 
Admission free


The Music of George Lewis with UCCS Faculty and Students 
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts 
Admission free


Lonnie and Lonie (2019), a Double Concerto for Trumpet and Piano (World Premiere)
As part of “Bluegrass Beginnings”
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs Season
featuring Susan Grace (piano) and
Glen Whitehead (trumpet)
First United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:30pm 
420 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs 
Adults $30, Seniors & Military $25, Youth $10
UCCS Students free with UCCS ID
For tickets visit https://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org/2019-2020-season.html

For information on the Peak FreQuency Festival contact Glen Whitehead at gwhitehe@uccs.edu or 719-255-4155.

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UCCS University Choir
Directed by Solveig Olsen
Monday, 2 December 2019, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


Ashley Ellis, guitar – senior recital
Friday, 6 December 2019, 7:00pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


MUS 2500 Composition Seminar Concert
Directed by Anthony Tan
Saturday, 7 December 2019, 7:30pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


UCCS Jazz Ensemble and VAPA Vocal Ensemble
Directed by Glen Whitehead & Haleh Abghari
Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


MUS 3200 Electronic and Computer Music Concert
Directed by Stephen Bailey
Friday, 13 December 2019, 7:30pm
Margot Lane Studio, Ent Center for the Arts


UCCS Electroacoustic Ensemble
Directed by Glen Whitehead
Saturday, 14 December 2019, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall, Ent Center for the Arts


MUS 1600/2600/3600/4600 - Composition/Performance Juries
Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm
Margot Lane Studio & 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 12:15pm and last approximately one hour, followed by discussion. 

Dates TBD