Music Program Concerts and Events

Events

Music Program Concerts and Events

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 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!
 

TICKETING INFO

First Fridays
Free and open to the public.

Student Recitals
UCCS students receive free admission. Contact the Ent Center Box Office at tickets@uccs.edu to receive your complimentary ticket. General admission is $7. Seniors and military are $5. Visit the Ent Center for the Arts ticketing page to purchase tickets.

Student Ensembles
UCCS students receive free admission. Contact the Ent Center Box Office at tickets@uccs.edu to receive your complimentary ticket. General admission is $7. Seniors and military are $5. Visit the Ent Center for the Arts ticketing page to purchase tickets.

Peak FreQuency Concerts
UCCS students receive free admission. Contact the Ent Center Box Office at tickets@uccs.edu to receive your complimentary ticket. General admission is $12. Seniors and military are $10. Visit the Ent Center for the Arts ticketing page to purchase tickets.

Lectures and Masterclasses
Free and open to the public.

 

First Fridays

Jay Baker; composer, alumnus
Friday, 5 February 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
Watch on the UCCS Music Program YouTube Channel. 


Peter Myles; film music editor, trumpeter
Friday, 5 March 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
Shockley-Zalabak Theater
Watch on the UCCS Music Program YouTube Channel.


Eve Beglarian; composer and performer
Friday, 2 April 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
Watch on the UCCS Music Program YouTube Channel.


Martha Mooke; electro-acoustic violinist
Friday, 7 May 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
This event will be live streamed. No pre-registration required.
 

Recitals and Concerts

Malley McKenzie; composition, senior recital
28 February 2021
This concert will be live streamed. 


UCCS Student Brass Quintet: Business Class Brass
11 March 2021, 7:30pm
Shockley-Zalabak Theater


Peak FreQuency Presents: Apokatastasis (World Premiere)
19 March 2021
Pre-concert talk - 4pm
Happy Hour video release - 4:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


Discursive (Co)motion: Cosmological Aggregates of Gamelan Baleganjur with Putu Hiranmayena
1 April, 2021, 11am
This event is presented by UCC Creative and will be live streamed. Email music@ucc.ie for MS teams link to attend. 


Kitty Robinson; composition, junior recital
15 April 2021, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


Mateo Robinson; clarinet, senior recital
16 April 2021, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


Donna Wilson; clarinet, senior recital
17 April 2021, 6:00pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


MUS 1100 Symphony 21 - the UCCS Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, 17 April, 7:30
Shockley-Zalabak Theater


Kathryn Vickous; voice, senior recital
18 April 2021, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


Peak FreQuency Presents: Innovative Inspirations - A Celebration of Beethoven's 250th Birthday
Live concert - 12 April, 2021
7:30pm-9pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
Happy Hour Virtual Video Release - 16 April, 2021
5pm-6:30pm

 
Wylie Harris; piano, senior recital 

22 April 2021, 7:30pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


Noel Armendariz; composition, junior recital
Jeremy Johnson; composition, junior recital

23 April 2021, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


Peak FreQuency Presents: I Sing the Body Eclectic
23 April 2021
Happy Hour Virtual Video Release - 4:30pm
This event will be live streamed.


Lindsay Okonek; composition, senior recital
24 April 2021, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall
This event will be live streamed.


Juan Carlos Valdez Bueno; junior recital
25 April 2021, 7:30pm 
Margot Lane Studio


MUS 2250 Jazz and Improvisation Ensemble
Glen Whitehead, director
27 April, 7:30pm
Shockley-Zalabak Theater
Featuring Music of Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea and more


Amanda Dillon; composition, senior recital
1 May 2021, 7:30pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


Rebecca Himberger; trumpet: senior recital
2 May 2021, 7:30pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall 


Emiliano Gomez; composition, junior recital
Walker Esslinger; piano, junior recital

3 May 2021, 7:30pm
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


Jordan Smith; guitar, senior recital 
7 May 2021, 7:30pm 
Chapman Foundations Recital Hall


MUS 1100 - Symphony 21: UCCS Symphony Orchestra
Glen Whitehead, director
7 May, 5:00pm
Shockley-Zalabak Theater


Malley McKenzie; composition, senior recital
8 May 2021
This concert will be live streamed. 


MUS 1300 - University Choir
Solveig Olsen, director
8 May, 4:30pm
Shockley-Zalabak Theater


Peak FreQuency Presents: On the Nexus of...
14 May, 7:30pm
Shockley-Zalabak Theater


Peak FreQuency Presents: Re-Assembled and Embodied - Flute Music by Women in Parallel Empires
22 May 2021 
Virtual Video Premiere - 6:00pm

Lectures and Masterclasses

MUSIC THIRD FRIDAY COLLOQUIA
The Third Friday Colloquia: Essays in Music, curated by Colin McAllister in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, showcases scholarship in the best sense, highlighting the power and range of human inquiry and creativity. Four times yearly, on Friday afternoons at the UCCS Downtown Center, UCCS faculty and select guests present creative work and research trajectories. Presentations begin at 4pm and last approximately one hour, followed by discussion.
 
 
Friday, 26 February 2021
“Take it Outside, People!”: Bridging Ecoacoustics and Improvised Music
Glen Whitehead (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Free and open to the public. 
 
Friday, 19 March 2021
Apokatastasis, an original composition for 10 players + electronics
Jon Forshee (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
 
Throughout history, structure and meaning in the arts have been entwined in an interdependent relationship, each creating, defining and informing the other. The expressive power of this binding relationship is uniquely striking in music. In this talk, Dr. Jon Forshee discusses a special case of such musical meaning, excavated at the intersections of music and literature. Notably, structures of ancient Jewish apocalyptic texts will be examined in light of traditional musical forms, and a proposal on the ways in which such structures may meaningfully inform modern composition will be proffered. The themes of this talk are discussed against the backdrop of historical masterworks from 1300 CE to the present, and are summarized in relation to Forshee’s new electro-acoustic composition, Apokatastasis, which will have its world streaming  premiere as part of this talk.
 
Friday, 16 April 2021
Audiating Éire: sonifying my Irish dreams
Jane Rigler (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
Free and open to the public. This event will be live streamed.

This talk invites the audience on a sonic walk with me to Ireland between October 2019 and July 2020 where I assimilated my Deep Listening research into my newest pieces. I will demonstrate how my listening walks throughout the year fundamentally transformed my relationship to my instrument (the flute and electronics) and the way my artistic collaborations have unfolded.