Faculty Highlights

Whitehead collaborates with VAPA faculty, alumni on new album



Glen Whitehead, associate professor of music, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, released his new album “The Living Daylights” as the lead on the Glen Whitehead Trio. The 11-track album is available for purchase online for $9.99 through pfMENTUM, one of the top labels of electroacoustic music in the United States, along with iTunes, Amazon and other distributors.[...]

New VAPA series to open Sept. 21



A new series ‘Third Friday Colloquia: Essays in Music’ starts Sept. 21 at the Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities, curated by Colin McAllister, music program co-director, Visual and Performing Arts.[...]

Arts council recognizes UCCS people, programs



Four UCCS artists or programs were honored Oct. 4 during the 2016 Pikes Peak Arts Council Awards Gala at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, including Colin McAllister, music program director, Department of Visual and Performing Arts. McAllister was nominated for an award in the the Extraordinary Solo Musician category.[...]

Donors, opera star highlight beam topping at Ent Center



Under a bright blue Colorado sky, the crane sputtered to life, the opera diva nailed the high notes and the star of the event – a steel beam – lifted off from the ground, ever so carefully, headed to the top of the Ent Center for the Arts. As the crane lifted the beam into place, Solveig Olsen sang “Oh Se Sapeste” from Puccini’s opera “Girls of the Golden West.”[...]

Galleries of Contemporary Art open interactive kinetic exhibit



Boulder artist Michael Theodore will give a public lecture at the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art followed immediately by a performance by his ensemble Psychoangelo with Glen Whitehead responding to the “micro/macro” multi-sensory exhibit Nov. 3.[...]

Whitehead named performance director



Glen Whitehead, associate professor and Music Program director, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, was recently named director of performance of the EcoSono Institute.[...]

Faculty get grants to improve teaching


Four UCCS faculty members recently received $500 grants to assist them in improving their classroom teaching, including Haleh Abghari, instructor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Abghari will purchase musical instruments from various world cultures and use them to demonstrate differences and similarities in music.[...]

Whitehead to perform world premiere

Glen Whitehead, associate professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, and director of the music program, will perform the world premiere of a trumpet concerto composed by Sean Hennessy at the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs 30th Anniversary Gala concert. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Cornerstone Arts Center at Colorado College.