” One-minute video from a day at APME 2017
Next Stage Collaborative! An interactive, virtual and augmented partnership between the University of Colorado Denver and the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Just out. Billboard Magazine names 10 Top Law Schools with music specialization–and then 3 schools “of note” to perhaps start pre-law study in music rights, royalties, copyright and other matters. University of Colorado Denver Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) in mentioned as a place to “start on a path.” So proud of our unique programs!
So glad to welcome 3 new (and very talented) faculty members: Yang Wang (art history), Richard Strasser (Chair, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies) and Aleysia Whitmore (music history).
Everyone in the college is very excited about the diversification of CAM’s programs and curricula. Dr. Wang is a Chinese art specialist (PhD, Ohio State), Dr. Strasser an expert in music business (DMA, Manhattan School of Music), and Dr. Whitmore an ethnomusicologist with expertise in Caribbean and African musics (PhD, Brown).
Congratulations to the following faculty members!
Music Business/Industry Professor Storm Gloor and Dean Steven J. Tepper from the Herberger Institute of Art and Design at Arizona State University.[/caption]
Arts for Colorado organized a presentation by Dr. Steven J. Tepper, Dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. On Monday, May 23rd he presented his talk “Bigger Than Me” at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Center for Visual Art. In his presentation, Tepper considered how the renaissance in creativity and cultural engagement, made possible in part by new technology, has allowed for the production of vast amounts of art and cultural activity. He then identified ways this growth has affected the nature of what is being produced. He argued that the creativity renaissance is manifested in part in media overload and what Tepper refers to as “iCreativity,” which emphasizes individual experience over shared, communal experiences. He posed the question: “How do we nurture ‘bigger-than-me’ experiences in the generation committed to ‘Me’?” Tepper shared several strategies for doing so, all of which “inspire students to find their voices and make learning personal.”
1. Berklee College of Music
2. University of Southern California
3. University of Miami
4. New York University
5. New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
6. Purchase College (SUNY)
7. University of North Texas
8. Northern Illinois University
9. University of Colorado Denver
10. California Jazz Conservatory
11. New England Conservatory
12. Eastman School of Music
13. UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
14. The Juilliard School
15. Manhattan School of Music
16. The University of Texas at Austin
17. DePaul University
18. Oberlin Conservatory of Music
19. California Institute of the Arts
20. The University of Louisville
21. Bowling Green State University
22. Peabody Conservatory
23. Utah State University
24. Indiana University
25. Rutgers University
So proud of Music Entertainment & Industry Studies Professor Chris Daniels who continues his stellar performance career while teaching the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs in CU Denver‘s College of Arts & Media.
CO-CREATOR OF “TWO AND A HALF MEN” AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF “THE BIG BANG THEORY” RETURNS TO BOULDER TO REUNITE ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST INFLUENTIAL AND ELUSIVE BANDS, MAGIC MUSIC, FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, AS PART OF DOCUMENTARY FILM
BOULDER, CO (OCTOBER 12 2015) — Television producer Lee Aronsohn is credited for work on shows such as The Love Boat, Murphy Brown, Cybill, and is best known as one of the creative minds behind television’s beloved hit sitcoms Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. A University of Colorado Alum, Aronsohn is returning to Boulder on November 22, 2015 to film a rare show by the band Magic Music for his upcoming documentary based on the elusive troubadours. The band will be reuniting for the first time in over 40 years for a show which promises to revive the magic of Boulder in the 1970s.
“They were one of those special groups, they were brilliant, and why they didn’t make it? We don’t know. It might have been because they were 10-20 years ahead of their time. Some of the biggest acts in the world right now (Mumford & Sons, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show) follow a tradition that Magic Music started.”
• Chuck Morris, President & CEO of AEG Live
“Kudos to acclaimed documentarian Lee Aronsohn for keeping the legend of Colorado’s first jam band alive for music fans.”
• G. Brown, Colorado Music Hall of Fame Director
About The Magic Music Movie: Boulder in 1972 was a very different place. The counterculture was in full bloom, a fact particularly evident in the local music scene.
One of the most fondly-remembered bands of the era was Magic Music: hippie troubadours who lived in teepees, cabins, and converted school buses up in the hills surrounding the city, coming to town periodically to play in new-
age restaurants and coffee shops. The group became a very familiar sight on the University of Colorado Boulder campus — playing (and passing the hat) outside the Student Union between classes.
With their original songs, acoustic instruments and tight harmonies, Magic Music was tremendously popular in Boulder and many people expected them to go on to much wider success. Although they came close, the group never made a record deal, and in 1976 they broke up, leaving only memories of their music to endure among locals and students alike. One of those students was Lee Aronsohn, who left Boulder in 1975 for a life in Los Angeles. Even after 40 years, however, the songs of Magic Music remained in his head.
There was no record to listen to. No CD. No MP3s. So he hummed the songs he remembered to himself. He sang them to his children. Every so often he’d go online to see if there was any trace of Magic Music, but aside from a few passing references there was nothing.
Finally, around two years ago, Aronsohn found a connection to one of the original band members — Chris “Spoons” Daniels, who has remained active in the Colorado music scene with his band Chris Daniels and the Kings.
Through his connection with Chris, Aronsohn learned about the post-Magic Music history of the other band members and, most exciting for him, discovered the existence of never-released demo tracks recorded by the band back in the 70’s.
Having retired from television in 2012 after 35 years making sitcoms, Aronsohn was looking for a new project that would be personally meaningful to him — and he found it in the story of Magic Music. He’s now producing and directing a documentary on the band, their music, and their impact on Boulder in the early 1970’s.
As part of this documentary, all the original surviving members of Magic Music will come together for the first time in 40 years on November 22nd, 2015 for one very special evening at the historic Boulder Theater.
Relive a lost moment in Boulder’s musical history through this once in a lifetime concert. Whether you remember Magic Music or if you’re unfamiliar with the band, join us in celebrating the halcyon days of the 70’s through the music that defined an era.
Tickets are being offered at 1972 prices — $9 each — proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS). LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.