Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Competition (2019)

Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Competition (2019)

Nov 3, 2019

Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Competition (2019)

In the College of Music's premier graduate student performance competition, CU Boulder's top graduate students compete for a $2,000 grand prize in the Bruce Ekstrand Memorial Graduate Student Performance Competition, named for former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Bruce Ekstrand. 

Performance date and time: 

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2 p.m.


George Walker: String Quartet No. 1 “Lyric”; Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 8, in E minor, Op. 59, No. 2; Ernst Sachse: Concertino in E-flat Major; Paul Hindemith: Sonate für Trompete in B und Klavier; Béla Kovács: “After you, Mr. Gershwin!”; Jörg Widmann: Fantasie; Giuseppe Verdi: “La Forza del Destino” - Prelude to Act III; Paul Wiancko: “American Haiku”; Caroline Shaw: “Limestone & Felt”; Arnold Schoenberg: Klavierstücke, Op. 11; Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 “Black Mass”

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Competition Judges:

Christopher Dragon, Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Music Director of Wyoming Symphony

Alan Smith, director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California; coordinator of piano and vocal studies at Tanglewood Music Center

Kelly Waltrip, Executive Director of the Denver Young Artists Symphony


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