Bows and Blazes, UNC Music Students Tune Up Their Community as Volunteer Firefighters
November 30, 2021 — Two UNC students pick up their violin bows and practice fast passages and rhythms whenever they can. But playing an instrument isn’t the only intense activity taking up their spare time. Alongside playing beautiful, eloquent and moving music, Taber Land and Katherine Muser also help battle raging fires that span hundreds of acres at a time.
Alumni Join UNC Combined Chorus at GPO
November 8, 2021 — Most years, the UNC Combined Chorus gives UNC choral students an opportunity to perform at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley with the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra (GPO). That tradition has been on hold due to the pandemic, but this year it’s coming back with a heartfelt flourish.
UNC Students Honor Mexican, and Chicano Studies Program Tradition Through Creating a New One
November 2, 2021 — El Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated annually on Nov. 1-2. The festivity showcases the love and respect for deceased loved ones. Every year, families and communities gather to remember their relatives through building altares or ofrendas.
Alumni-led Production of Rent Gives Current Students A Taste of Broadway
October 21, 2021 — In the early 2000s, two eager University of Northern Colorado Theatre Arts majors had their eyes set on New York’s biggest stage. Taking dance course after dance course and performing in multiple student productions, Jason Veasey and Aléna Watters achieved that dream, using the skills they perfected on campus and eventually showcasing them on Broadway.
UNC Designated as All-Steinway School Thanks to Donor Funds
March 29, 2021 — The University of Northern Colorado College of Performing and Visual Arts received a total of 96 new Steinway & Sons pianos, with most of them arriving in December of 2018, sealing the School of Music’s All-Steinway School status.
Music Student Places First in Arranging and Composing Competition
November 5, 2020 — Zach Rich, a Jazz Studies doctoral student at UNC, won first place in the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers’ Bill Conti Big Band Arranging and Composing Competition for his composition of “We Love You Madly” (dedicated to Duke Ellington).
How an Art and Design Class Adapted to the New, Online Environment
May 15, 2020 — Anna Ursyn, Ph.D., a professor of Digital Media and head of the Digital Media Area at UNC, shares her and her students’ experiences in adapting to the new, online learning environment as well as to life during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Professor Helped Students with No-Contact Drop-Off of Supplies, Virtual Learning
April 22, 2020 — As courses transition to alternate delivery for the remainder of the semester, UNC Professor Anne Toewe discovered new ways to teach courses and prepare students for online learning.
“We Love You Madly”: UNC Jazz Lab I Competes in New York
February 12, 2020 — Lab I, UNC’s premier jazz ensemble, was one of 10 collegiate jazz programs in the nation invited by Wynton Marsalis to the Jack Rudin Jazz Championship.
Music Student Selected to Perform in Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo
December 10, 2019 — Domi Edson, a first-year graduate student from UNC’s School of Music, has been selected to perform as one of five members in the Sisters in Jazz Collegiate Combo at the Jazz Education Network’s Annual Conference.
Educational Theatre Association Recognizes UNC Professor with Founders’ Award
September 23, 2019 — UNC Professor Mary Schuttler has received the Educational Theatre Association’s Founders’ Award which is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education, research, and practice.
UNC Grads Contribute to Growing Greeley Creative Economy
September 9, 2019 — There’s no question that the creative economy in Colorado is booming. You don’t have to go far to find concerts, art exhibits, plays or other performances nearly any night of the week. Thanks in large part to an active base of UNC students and graduates, Greeley is no exception.
Uniquely Yucca: New Art Exhibit Offers One of A Kind Experience
September 6, 2019 — For the next six months visitors to the Campus Commons Gallery will have a unique opportunity to travel back in time through a gallery restoration of a 1950's era soda fountain. Learn more about the programs that will take place in this distinctive space and ways you can get involved.
Travel Back in Time to the Atomic Badlands of the American West
September 5, 2019 — Founded at the turn of the 20th century, the mysterious “Yucca Fountain” filled a void in the Nevada desert for travelers looking to beat the heat. Two Boston-based artists took the initiative to restore it in UNC’s Campus Commons Gallery.
UNC Music Education Student Wins Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award
March 8, 2019 — UNC third-year music education student Jacie Matzke was awarded the $4,000 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award from the Presser Foundation. Watch an interview with her as she discusses the award, the UNC School of Music and plays her clarinet.
Erin Hanke Brings Energy, Inclusivity to Campus Common’s Performance Hall
January 31, 2019 — The new, 600-seat performance hall in UNC’s Campus Commons building is planning to host exciting, affordable and diverse performances for the campus and surrounding communities.That’s the goal of the hall’s new Managing Director, Erin Hanke, D.M.A.
UNC Student Creates Music with Electronics and a Bowling Ball
June 7, 2018 — UNC student Todd Swingle is an expert at playing a number of instruments including the piano, bass, percussion and more "non-traditional instruments," such as a bowling ball ... yes, a bowling ball.
UNC’s 36th Annual Arts Gala Puts Students Center Stage
January 5, 2018 — UNC’s College of Performing and Visual Arts is hosting the 36th annual Gala on Saturday, February 10th at the Union Colony Civic Center. Themed “A Celebration of Student Artists,” the event is a showcase of diverse talent from each of the College’s three Schools: the School of Art and Design, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre Arts and Dance.
Public Health Meets Public Art
July 14, 2017 — Colorado School of Public Health alumna Rachel Freeman, MPH ’14, is making her mark in public health. She is part of a team, which includes alumni artist Armando Silva BA '10, has recently transformed the exterior wall of a vacant building in northern Colorado into a colorful statement of health advocacy.