Although our music majors and minors may be spread asunder, the music department continues to value the opportunities, experiences, and insights that occur when we come together. Because of this, for Fall 2020, we have adjusted the major/minor concert requirement and added a blockly meeting.
- These must be selected from the performances listed below. Students should select a variety of musical genres and performance modes, aiming for as diverse a set of concerts as possible. If a student wishes to select a concert not on the list below, they must confirm this choice with their advisor.
- Students may count a Packard Hall concert in which they've performed (such as "Music at Midday") as a concert.
- In order for a concert to be counted, students must complete this brief questionnaire addressing the performance. A music department faculty member will review and respond to all submissions.
These have been approved to count towards the Fall 2020 concert requirement.
CC Hosted Performances:
Live from Packard Hall - Performances streamed live on the CC Music Facebook page, with links to the video after the concert has taken place:
- Block 1: September 15 @ 3pm Mountain
- Block 2: October 13 @ 3pm Mountain
- Block 3: November 10 @ 3pm Mountain
- Block 4: December 15 @ 3pm Mountain
Music at Midday
- Block 2: October 7 @12:15 Mountain
- Block 3: November 4 @12:15 Mountain
- Block 4: December 9 @12:15 Mountain
Opera Theatre of the Rockies - These performances from their archives are only available during the dates listed.
- September 25-October 9: Let's Make a Scene: selections from Saint-Saëns' Samson and Delilah, Puccini's La Boheme, and Menotti's The Medium
- October 9-October 23: Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti
- October 23-November 6: Bizet's Carmen
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs - Concerts available beginning on the following dates, contact Professor Ofer Ben-Amots or Lisa Gregory for links to these performances:
MSU Denver Series on Music, Race, and Social Justice:
- October 1 @ 5pm Mountain: The Dream Unfinished (activist orchestra)
- October 15 @ 5pm Mountain: ¡Aparato!
- November 12 @ 2:30pm Mountain: Aisha Fukushima (RAPtivist artist)
Performances Further Away
- Premieres November 7 @ 6 pm on YouTube. This virtual concert is titled "George Crumb and His Legacy" and is being presented in honor of George Crumb's 91st birthday. It will feature one work by Crumb and three works by former students, including Montage Music by Ofer Ben-Amots.
- October 18 @ 1pm-7pm Mountain. This performance will include our own Susan Grace, opening the concert at 1pm Mountain with a performance of A Little Midnight Music by George Crumb. Email Lisa Gregory for the access password.
- September 30 @ 5pm Mountain. Presented by the Sones de México Ensemble
- There are many performances within this mostly electronic musics series, all streamed in the last few months, with more released every week. Ranges between highly regarded artists in their genres and beyond, newcomers, and anything in between. Give different artists a listen before you choose which performance to listen to fully, and allow yourself to discover an artist you hadn’t heard before! Also, be sure to choose a performance that is long enough to meet the requirements.
Pitchfork Instagram Live:
- Live-streamed shows only (so no archived performances), by a variety of artists from different alternative-leaning genres. Past performers included Shamir, Flying Lotus, Waxahatchee, Julianna Barwick, and others.
- Check out the schedule — https://pitchfork.com/events/ — for future events.
The Pink Hawks and Los Mocochetes
- October 8 @ 7pm mountain
- A virtual concert by Denver Chicanx bands Pink Hawks and Los Mochochetes, followed by a discussion on music, protest, and social justice-oriented education with band members and educators Yuzo Nieto (a doctoral candidate in Music Education with a focus on Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Northern Colorado) and Jozer Guerrero (percussionist and vocalist for Los Mocochetes, spoken word poet, stage and screen actor, and playwright).
- Register here
- An array of interesting experimental artists. Most performances are on the shorter side, so be sure to “create your own festival” by combining a couple of performances (together reaching the required overall duration).
- A series of remote performances of experimental musics, acoustic and electronic.
- Streaming performances from the NYC jazz club Smalls
- The Philadelphia Jazz Project’s YouTube channel has a ton of performances of Philly-based jazz performances
- DC Jazz Fest is streaming four days of concerts on the evenings of 9/24 to 9/28
- Chicago Hyde Park Jazz Festival takes place on 9/26-9/27
- "Jazz Kitchen" (affiliated with the Hyde Park Jazz Festival), is a conversation series celebrating food, jazz, and Black women's practices of care and hospitality: 10/8 at 6:30pm MT
PBS' Now Hear This:
- A four-part documentary miniseries starring Scott Yoo, violinist and conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic, that combines music, storytelling, travel, and culture
- Programming can be found here
- Special Performance taking place on October 10 @ midnight