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Department of Music

Dept. 3037

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5242

Fax: 307-766-5326


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Department of Music

College of Arts & Sciences

Upcoming Events

The University of Wyoming Department of Music has a rich and varied schedule of performances throughout the year.

Check back often to see what's coming up next!

PLEASE NOTE: The Fine Arts Building is now The Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA)

Tickets | Faculty Recital Series: Fall 2016 | Libby Larsen: Eminent Composer-in-ResidenceJazz Studies Concert Season 2016-2017 | Symphony Orchestra Season 2016-2017 |Musical Tour of New York CityCultural Programs

Jazz Studies: Greg Osby Eminent Artist Residency

Monday, November 28: Masterclass
Tuesday, November 29: Masterclass
Wednesday, November 30: Masterclass

Greg Osby Quartet

Thursday, December 1, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Jazz Ensemble II, Wyoming Jazz Ensemble featuring Greg Osby

Friday, December 2, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Jazz Studies: Holiday Stomp

Sunday, December 4, 5:30 pm
Altitude Chophouse and Brewery

Join the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, Western Blue, and Jazz Combo I as they play some of your favorite holiday tunes including Duke Ellington's arrangement of the Nutcracker.

German & US Music

Saturday, December 10, 3:00 pm
BCPA Recital Hall

This music bridge across the Atlantic features German and American compositions spanning 300 years by J.S. Back, Virgil Thomson, Aaron Jay Kernis, Johannes Brahms, and John Corigliano.


Andrew Harley, piano
John Fadial, violin

Musical Tour of New York City

Saturday, December 17 - Friday, December 23

Led by Dr. Michael Griffith (email for further information)



$1750 (Two to a room)

$1590 (Three to a room)

$1505 (Four to a room)


  • New York City Ballet's Nutcracker, with choreography by George Balanchine: so many beautiful dancers, so many magical sets, and the one-ton Christmas tree that no one can ever forget.
  • The Broadway musical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's wonderful, fanciful show, winner of seven Tony Awards! Plus we may have a post-show discussion with cast members.
  • Verdi's dramatic, symbolic Nabucco at the Metropolitan Opera House, starring Plácido Domingo and conducted by James Levine.
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center's Big Band Holiday show with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
  • Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall with Musica Sacre, New York's leading professional chorus.
  • The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Rockettes and their signature eye-high kicks and precision choreography, a New York Christmas tradition which has dazzled for over 75 years.

Tours (subject to availability):

  • A guided backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera House.
  • A guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, focusing on art inspired by music, theater, and dance, plus time to explore the entire museum.
  • A guided tour of the Steinway & Sons piano factory.
  • A tour of historic Carnegie Hall.


  • A traditional New York delicatessen feast.
  • A wonderful group dinner on Times Square.


Ice skate at Rockefeller Center, go to the top of the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty, see another Broadway show or opera, visit the Museum of Modern Art, or do any of the other things visitors to New York City have available. Free time has been built into the schedule for you.

The cost includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Denver
  • Hotel rooms just a block from Times Square
  • All concert tickets, the guided tours, and the two dinners
  • Airport transportation in New York

To reserve a place on the trip, contact Philip Moline in the Fine Arts Box Office, (307) 766-6666. A deposit of $500 is due by October 1.

50% of your remaining balance is due October 14, The rest of the balance is due November 11. All costs are non-refundable unless we can replace you or get refunds for you from the airline, concert venues, etc.

The three-to-a-room and four-to-a-room discounts are available is you have roommates committed. Dr. Griffith will try to match you with others if you request it, but that cannot be guaranteed.

Not covered:

  • Most meals. The hotel is within easy walking distance of fast food, a coffee shop, a market, a deli, etc. and has its own food court. One can eat cheaply or elegantly in New York; you choose.
  • Extra sightseeing or shows on your own.
  • United Airlines checked baggage fees.
  • $31 for a week's subway pass. If you prefer, cabs are easy to hail in New York.

Course Credit:

Course credit is available under MUSC 4990, Special Topics, two credits, pass/fail. Credits are for the Winter Session, not the Fall Semester. Preview lectures from Dr. Griffith in the days prior to departure are required for credit.

New York in December is so beautiful, with holiday displays in the store windows, the famous tree at Rockefeller Center, and decorations everywhere. You won't want to miss this incredible opportunity!

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Department of Music

Dept. 3037

1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5242

Fax: 307-766-5326


Main Office

BCPA 2049

Find us on Facebook (Link opens a new window)

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