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Department of Music

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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 | Cultural Programs

Guest Piano Recital: Cristina Capparelli

Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 pm
BCPA Recital Hall

Bach: Partita BWV 828 in D Major
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4
Villa-Lobos: Homage a Chopin
Chopin: Barcarolle op. 60

Symphony Orchestra: Dorothy Jacoby Competition

Thursday, March 2, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

The worlds of competition and classical music meet head-on, as UW’s finest student musician will be chosen at this year’s Jacoby Competition. Eight extraordinary finalists were chosen at auditions in the falll; now, these exciting young performers will each perform as a soloist with the UW Symphony. A panel of judges will then choose the winner of the Jacoby prize – a significant cash award. The Jacoby Competition never fails to be one of the UWSO’s most exciting events.

This year we have an incredibly varied program, with soloists from the string, woodwind, and brass areas, a singer, and a pianist. We have two from Wyoming, four from elsewhere in the United States, and two international students. Six are undergraduates and two are graduate students.

This year's soloists are:

  • Aaron Boyer, a trombone player from Roselle, Illinois
  • Rui Gao, a pianist from Shenyang, China
  • Sean McKay, a trumpeter from Parker, Colorado
  • Rafael Ribeiro, a flutist from Goiânia, Brazil
  • Heath Richards, a viola player from Fremont, Nebraska
  • Zane Romanek, a saxophonist from Douglas, Wyoming
  • Drew Syring, a soprano from Cody, Wyoming
  • Tyler Treacy, a French hornist from Loveland, Colorado

Then, while the judges are deliberating on the best performance, the UWSO will offer the world premiere of Cxion by UW composition student Victoria Ramos, from Los Angeles. Adding a student composition is something new to the Jacoby concert. And then? That exciting moment when the judges’ decision is announced! This concert is named after Dorothy Jacoby, a founding member of the Symphony Association and a long-time supporter of classical music in Laramie. Her sons Peter and Michael Jacoby made a generous contribution in honor of their late mother. That gift, along with contributions from many of Dorothy's friends, created the endowment for the prize that is awarded at the performance.

Guest Pianist Lei Weng

Sunday, April 2, 3:00 pm
BCPA Recital Hall

Colorado Flamenco with Faculty Steve Mullins

Wednesday, April 5, 7:30 pm
BCPA Recital Hall

Symphony Orchestra: Libby Larsen

Thursday, April 6, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Harmonie Del Sur

Sunday, April 9, 5:00 pm
BCPA Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble

Monday, April 10, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Vocal Jazz, Jazz Ensembles I/II

Thursday, April 13, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Brass Faculty Quintet

Friday, April 14, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Happy Jacks

Saturday, April 15, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Symphonic Band

Wednesday, April 18, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Guest Piano Trio

Friday, April 20, 7:30 pm
BCPA Recital Hall

Civic Chorus

Monday, April 24, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

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