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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.

Concert Requirement: Opportunities for in-person concert attendance this academic year are few, but this particular requirement remains as valuable and vital as ever. In consideration of the realities of social distancing, distance learning, and screen fatigue, we have reduced the number of required concerts for music majors to 6 and music minors to 3 for the fall 2020 semester.
  • 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.
Blockly Meeting: These will be held on the third Friday of each block and will be hosted by a rotating mix of department faculty. This will be an opportunity to discuss the music we've been encountering as well as learn more about what both faculty and students have been working on with regards to creativity and research. We'll also have the opportunity to preview the upcoming Live from Packard Hall concert. Majors are required to attend at least 2 of these meetings and minors are always welcome to participate. A zoom link will be sent to all students directly.

2020-21 Concerts

Live from Packard Hall - Performances streamed live on the CC Music Facebook page, with links to the video after the concert has taken place:

Music at Midday

Opera Theatre of the Rockies - These performances from their archives are only available during the dates listed.

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:

The Jewish Experience in Opera - Tuesday Apr 27, 2021 @ 5 pm MT

  • This panel discussion will feature four prominent composers of such operas of Jewish experience, including CC's own Ofer Ben-Amots, composer of one opera in Hebrew based on The Dybbuk and another in Yiddish on Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, "A Fool's Paradise." Registration required.

New Music Delaware Virtual Concert 1

  • 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.

Bang on a Can

  • 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

Boiler Room - Streaming from Isolation:

  • 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 - - 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

Live@National Sawdust - Digital Discovery Festival:

  • 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).

Experimental Sound Studio - The Quarantine Concerts:


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

Run the Jewels

  • Special Performance taking place on October 10 @ midnight
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