Visual and Performing Arts

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

Music Program Faculty and Students - Introductions & Orientation
Friday, 1 September 2017, 12:15-1:15pm
University Hall 168


Guest Speaker - TBD
Friday, 5 October 2017, 12:15-1:15pm
University Hall 168


Guitarist Russ Callison and Composer Sarah Perske - Ascending Purgatorio: A New World for Tomorrow Presentation
Friday, 3 November 2017, 12:15-1:15pm
University Hall 168


Music Program Students - Performance, Composition and Research Presentations
Friday, 1 December 2017, 12:15-1:15pm
University Hall 168


 

Recitals and Ensembles

Deanna Kirkham – senior recital, voice
Thursday, 7 September 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


Guitarist Pierre Bensusan Masterclass & Workshop: Pierre Bensusan's World
Friday, 8 September 2017, 9:30am-12:30pm
University Hall Room 168


Jordan Frazier & Brandon Little – junior recital, composition
Thursday, 9 November 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


Miranda Barness & Monica Duck – junior recital, voice, guitar, composition
Friday, 10 November 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


MUS 1310 - University Choir
Directed by Solveig Olsen
Friday, 17 November 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


UCCS Music Honors Ensembles
Saturday, 18 November 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


MUS 2300 - Electroacoustic Ensemble
Directed by Glen Whitehead
Thursday, 30 November 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


MUS 2310/2400 - VAPA Vocal & Chamber Music Ensembles
Directed by Haleh Abghari & Martha Muehleisen
Friday, 1 December 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


MUS 2150/3200 - Computer Music Showcase
Directed by Lewis Keller and Jane Rigler
Saturday, 2 December 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


MUS 2250 Jazz Ensemble
Directed by Sean Hennessy
Thursday, 7 December 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


 

Peak FreQuency

Lullabies and Sleepless Dreams
Haleh Abghari - soprano and Jane Rigler - flute, with special guests Colin McAllister - guitar and banjo, Kelly Zuercher - piano, and Bob Jurkscheit - percussion
Saturday, 30 September 2017, 7:30pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


Shakuhachi and Ichigenkin: Discovery in a Single Tone
Elizabeth Brown and Ralph Samuelson, shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute) Issui Minegishi, ichigenkin (one-string koto)
Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 7:30pm
Heller Center for Arts & Humanities


Gregory T.S. Walker and Tiki Beat Taboo
Saturday, 11 November 2017, 7:30 pm
Centennial Hall Auditorium


 
 
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