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FINAL REPORT A publication of the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media

A publication of the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media

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A Year YearininReview Review A look at some of the events and events A look at some of the amazing milestones the 2015-16 academic for CAMfrom students, faculty and alumniyear

CAM All Over the World CAM All Over the World

Where our faculty and staff have Our impact across the globe made a big impact across the globe

An Artist’s Journey Takes Cover Story: Walter Flight: Walter Ware (‘15)Ware

Walter Ware works on a massive Ware shares his journey working on the sculpture for DIA DIA sculpture project

Faculty andand Staff Notables Faculty Staff Notables Noteworthy achievements of CAM’s Noteworthy achievements of CAM’s faculty andand staffstaff faculty

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INSPIRING GENERATIONS LYNX NATIONAL ARTS AND MEDIA CAMP CONTINUES TO GROW 142 students from 23 states—plus China, Mexico and Puerto Rico— joined us this summer for the LYNX National Arts and Media Camp to learn about the music industry, movie production, photography, digital animation and 3D graphics.

For information about the College of Arts & Media LYNX National Arts and Media Camp, contact David Walter at: david.walter@ucdenver.edu www.cam.ucdenver.edu

67%

33%

FROM COLORADO

FROM OUT OF STATE

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STUDENTS RECEIVED FULL OR PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO ATTEND


TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

LETTER FROM THE DEAN You are holding a copy of the 2016 College of Arts & Media (CAM) annual Final Report in your hands—or reading it online. Within these pages, you will find facts and figures, stories of alumni recognition, student success and faculty attainment, and other statistics that support our claim of being America’s leading public arts and media college. We’ve had an incredible year filled with innovation and inspiration. You’ll read about recent graduate, Walter Ware (’15), who worked on an art installation conceived by artist Patrick Marold. The piece, Shadow Array, is the largest commissioned project for a Denver-area artist in the history of the Colorado public art program.

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A Year in Review

Walter’s involvement in the project stemmed from his vision, an internship and key connections at the College of Arts & Media. His story is one of many that demonstrate the passion, drive and talent of our students, the dedication, care and experience of our faculty and staff, and lastly, the impact and generosity of our alumni and supporters.

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By the Numbers

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Rippling Impact: Dean’s Advisory Council

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Impact with Inspiration:

This Final Report gives you a mere glimpse of our milestones and accomplishments for the year—and we’re looking forward to keeping the momentum going. You inspire us to be better and to achieve more.

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To maintain and advance our competitive position (to attract outstanding students and draw philanthropic investment), we have contracted with a major advertising firm to help us identify industry trends and uncover the interests of our constituents. I hope that you will enjoy learning more about this past year in the College of Arts & Media and find it as motivating and inspirational as I do. Onward!

Elena Reznikova (’10) 9

Experts Inspire at CAM Convocation

10 CAM All Over the World

14 Faculty and Staff Notables 16 Student and Alumni Notables 17 Events at a Glance

The University of Colorado Bruce Benson, President The University of Colorado Denver Dorothy Horrell, PhD, Chancellor Roderick Nairn, PhD, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs The College of Arts & Media Laurence Kaptain, DMA and FRSA, Dean Sam McGuire (MS ‘04), Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Erin Hutchinson, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration Tanida Ruampant, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement College of Arts & Media Department Chairs Brian DeLevie, Visual Arts David Liban, Theatre, Film & Video Production Richard Strasser, DMA, Music & Entertainment Industry Studies

Laurence Kaptain, DMA and FRSA Dean of the College of Arts & Media University of Colorado Denver

Managing Editor: Tanida Ruampant, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Engagement Publication production by Orbit Design Special thanks to University Communications and Robert King Photography

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A YEAR IN REVIEW

CAM makes a big impression on new and returning students at the CU Denver Block Party and the Convocation reception

AUG

CAM signs partnership agreement with Copenhagen design firm INDEX: Design to Improve Life®

JAN

A SAMPLE OF HIGHLIGHTS, EVENTS AND MILESTONES ACHIEVED BY CAM FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS AND ALUMNI

SEPT Japanese artist Taketo Kobayashi visits CAM

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NOV

OCT

European jazz guitar website ranks CU Denver #9 in the U.S. for top 25 jazz guitar schools

Alumnus Tim Kimmel (’98) wins Emmy for his work on Game of Thrones

CAM partners with the Colorado Children's Chorale and 303 Children's Choir to host concert with local artist Danielle Anderson of Danielle Ate the Sandwich Pixar visits Digital Animation Center

DEC

CAM hosts the Les Paul Big Sound Experience on campus


CAM/CU Denver named hosts of the 2017 national conference for the Association for Popular Music Education

Convocation with moderator John Hockenberry (The Takeaway) and panelists; Kigge Hvid (INDEX: Design to Improve Life®); Ruth Vitale (CreativeFuture); alumni Tim Kimmel ('98), Kameshia Hazard ('15) and students Michelle H. Lee and Luke Austin

MAR

Chancellor Horrell’s Listening Tour comes to CAM Sage Hospitality’s scholarship enables CAM student to travel to Art Dubai CAM faculty and students represent the college at SXSW thanks to a generous gift from Dean's Advisory Council member, Dierdre Wilson

CAM and CU Denver are named hosts of the 2016 national conference of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (November 3-5, 2016)

CAM sponsors the SeriesFest Series Jam, a national 48-hour competition to produce an interactive series

JUL

JUN

CAM sponsors the Underground Music Showcase in Denver

APR

Art History students accepted by the jury for Research and Creative Activities Symposium

National Center for Media Forensics receives a $624,000 grant from DARPA for a three-year project

The CAM sculpture program is invited to host their Iron Pour as part of the RTD University of Colorado A-Line Grand Opening

CAM students take learning outside the classroom and abroad on trips to Italy, London and Copenhagen National Center for Media Forensics makes presentation to Prime Minister of Qatar

MAY

CAM dean travels to DC for congressional visits on behalf of the National Center for Media Forensics

CAM hosts screenings for Sundance Film Forward

REVx Executives Karl Kipke and Brett Butler visit CAM to discuss hearing health and new technology

FEB

CAM hosts alumni reception at the 2016 National Association of Music Merchants conference in Anaheim, CA

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BY THE NUMBERS… WHERE THE MONEY COMES FROM

WHERE THE MONEY IS BEING SPENT

FISCAL YEAR 2016 GENERAL FUND REVENUE

FISCAL YEAR 2016 GENERAL FUND EXPENSES

$8,365,067

state appropriation & tuition

$1,357,497

$1,017,146

operating*

student fees

$7,944,725

faculty & staff*

$62,937

miscellaneous general fund revenue

$

$

$1,750 $139,495 4

travel*

budgeted general fund financial aid *projected figure


493

applications

applications

from out-of-state students

34

from in-state students

CAM ADMISSIONS OUR MISSION IS TO EFFECT CHANGE

781

BY PREPARING STUDENTS TO SUCCESSFULLY PURSUE THEIR PASSIONS

applications from international students

top five places students are coming from:

1 2 3 4 5

Colorado California Texas Illinois Arizona 5


DEAN’S IMPACT: RIPPLING ADVISORY DEAN’S COUNCIL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Comprised of alumni, industry influencers and arts executives, the Dean’s Advisory Council supports and propels CAM’s mission to effect change and prepare students to successfully pursue their passions. Members advise the college on opportunities to build and strengthen partnerships, provide philanthropic support and are a source of inspiration.

Their influence and impact has a ripple effect that is lasting and meaningful.

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Scott Aller (’08) Vice President of Business Development KORE Software Lisa Levin Appel Andra Archer Archer Concept Group Colleen Fanning (’96) Fanning Partnership Lori Fox Business and community leader Patrick Jager Chief Executive Officer CORE Innovation Group Kim Johnson President and General Manager Colorado Public Television Robert Leighton Liberty Global, Inc. Gaye Leonard Chair Dean’s Advisory Council Randy Nogel Hutchins & Associates, LLC Linda Overholser, MD Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine University of Colorado Hospital Doug Scheetz Ernst & Young, LLP Lisa Wendt Corporate attorney and visual artist Dierdre Wilson Dierdre Wilson Studios, LLC Michele Wysocki (’08) Michele Wysocki Fine Arts, LLC Donald Zuckerman Colorado Film Commissioner Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media


CAM and the Arts

and Education Community CAM faculty and staff are involved and affiliated with several industry-related and community organizations and associations: Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies

MENTORING

Breckenridge Film Festival Cinema Audio Society

Members of the Dean's Advisory Council have provided mentoring to CAM students and fostered connections for networking opportunities throughout the industry.

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Colorado Business Committee for the Arts Coloradans for Justice in Palestine Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Photo: Ben Wysocki (drummer of The Fray) at LYNX Camp

INFLUENCERS

Denver International Airport Public Art Committee Glendale City Council International Council of Fine Arts Deans International Journal of Speech, Language and

Dean’s Advisory Council members have built connections between CAM and industry influencers such as: Colorado Business Committee for the Arts, Colorado Public Television, Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media, Denver Film Society, Post Modern Marketing, SXSW, The Takeaway and Ultimate Support.

the Law Motion Picture Sound Editors Mulberry Plantation, Inc.

GIVING AND SUPPORT Dean’s Advisory Council members support CAM’s mission and programming through philanthropic endeavors. Their generosity has supported student scholarships and experiential learning opportunities such as the SXSW CAM Ambassador program and the international trip to Art Dubai.

Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence Society for Photographic Education Ruth Vitale CEO of CreativeFuture 7


IMPACT WITH INSPIRATION: ELENA REZNIKOVA (’10) For many students, the opportunity to attend college is determined by their access to scholarships. Elena Reznikova (’10) was no different. Thanks to a scholarship, Reznikova was able to enroll in the 3D animation program in the College of Arts & Media. Receiving the scholarship to offset the costs of college was not just about the money—the scholarship made Reznikova feel like she had someone inspiring her to be curious and rooting for her success.

Services, to work on a large project which combined her skills in animation, illustration and publishing. Reznikova was sent on an assignment to California to immerse herself in the world of meditation and spirituality in order to provide the artwork and illustration for Zen Moments, a book of 108 Zen quotes by Master Miao Tsan. The result is a stunning 248-page book filled with Reznikova’s artwork.

“CAM inspired me to keep learning anything and everything,” Reznikova said.

Throughout all of her successes, Reznikova has not forgotten how she was championed and challenged during her time at the College of Arts & Media. She continues to appreciate the generous support she received and made the decision to pay it forward by becoming a donor to the scholarship she once received. For Reznikova, giving back to CAM is a way for her to say “thank you” and to have a lasting impact on future students. The message she imparts

After graduating in 2010, Reznikova found success doing illustration for High Impact, a medical company. Maintaining her level of curiosity and love of art helped Reznikova remain open to a variety of opportunities to which she could lend her talents and expertise. She was recently given an opportunity by Mila Golovine, the founder and president of MasterWord 8

Dean Laurence Kaptain with Elena Reznikova

Zen Moments, Illustrated by Reznikova

SCHOLARSHIPS

CAM offers 18 scholarships

through her philanthropic spirit is simple—be inspired, work hard and continue learning. “Art is like a window through which we learn about the world and share those experiences with others, so I would definitely keep supporting CAM and art education,” she said.

$65,430

awarded in the academic year

2015-16

Applications for scholarships are coordinated online through the CU Denver Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.


PANELISTS Tim Kimmel (’98), supervising sound editor and 2015 Emmy award winner

EXPERTS INSPIRE AT CAM CONVOCATION

Kigge Hvid, CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life®

Guest contributor: Steven Barcus, University Communications

Ruth Vitale, CEO of CreativeFuture and independent film producer Luke Austin, junior film and television major Kameshia Hazard (’15) Michelle H. Lee, senior illustration major

CAM FEATURED ON THE TAKEAWAY

Should students planning to work in design, music, film and television have a “back-up plan?” Not according to John Hockenberry, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and host of the national public radio program, The Takeaway. Hockenberry served as moderator for a panel discussion on the creative economy at the College of Arts & Media’s (CAM) spring convocation. The panel featured alumni, students and industry leaders from a variety of creative fields and disciplines.

the college to position itself within Denver as a leader that can draw and produce creativity. “Employers appreciate technical expertise, but they realize that the fuel that has kept us so strong in the world is our ability to create and innovate,” Horrell said. “This college is an engine of creative thought and innovation.”

Mixing the arts

CAM Dean, Laurence Kaptain, opened convocation by welcoming students, faculty and parents and affirming CAM’s commitment to help students “be confident of purpose and ready to succeed.”

Hockenberry led panelists through discussion topics such as the increasing emphasis on design at the forefront of projects, why creative professionals should not be expected to have a “fall-back plan” and ways to bring new ideas to fruition. However, one of the most engaging ideas for panelists was the idea of mixing creative disciplines—a practice common in CAM.

CU Denver Chancellor, Dorothy Horrell, attended the ceremony and expressed her enthusiasm for

“This school is all about knocking down categories—giving permission to [be creative to]

the widest number of people and allowing people to set aside their concerns about having a plan A, plan B and plan C and mix it up more,” Hockenberry said.

Sharing the dream

Panelists also discussed their responsibility as creative professionals to ensure that careers in arts and entertainment are accessible to future generations. For the panelists, that effort begins with making sure people of all ages understand the importance of the arts. “We have to give back to the community—give the next set of kids the dream that they can do it,” said Ruth Vitale, CEO of CreativeFuture. “Without creativity there is no humanity.” This article was originally published online in CU Denver Today. Read the full article at cam.ucdenver.edu/experts-inspire-at-cam-convocation/

CAM faculty, along with CU Denver Chancellor, Dorothy Horrell, were recently featured on The Takeaway: CU Denver Chancellor Horrell — It's Not Just Students: Universities Struggle with Skyrocketing College Costs Associate director Jeff Smith — Digital Forensics: A New Moving Target for Law Enforcement Assistant professors Storm Gloor and Benom Plumb — How Innovation Changes Music Listen to the recordings at www.thetakeaway.org

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CAM ALL OVER LONDON Leslie Gaston-Bird (MS ‘03) and Stan Soocher created the International Music Industry in England study abroad program, comparing British and U.S. music industries and their positions in the international music community. The group attended music conferences and festivals and visited studios, factories, landmarks, exhibits and industry professionals.

IRELAND Rian Kerrane curated a two-part exhibition, called Hybrid, where seven Irish artists traveled to Colorado and seven American artists traveled to Ireland to execute projects based on landscape and culture.

COPENHAGEN GREECE Hans Rosenwinkel spent time in Greece filming two documentaries about the mystery behind the Britannic (sister ship to the Titanic). The documentaries were filmed for the BBC and other global networks.

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Michelle Bauer Carpenter and Travis Vermilye led a study abroad course investigating design and design practices in Denmark and Sweden. During the course, the class visited numerous design firms and worked with INDEX: Design to Improve LifeÂŽ, Krukow and Gehl Architects.


THE WORLD CHINA

MOROCCO Lanny DeVuono participated in an artist residency at Café Tissardmine in Morocco as research for a series of paintings that portray an imagined outer space.

CAM faculty members Sam McGuire (MS '04), Kent Homchick, Sophia Park-Song, Eric Waldemar and Doug Phillips taught courses in music business, music appreciation, studio art and theatre and film at the International College Beijing. Melissa Furness taught the course Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to Visual Culture, and was an artist in residence with Red Gate Gallery.

DUBAI CAM student Delia Tharnish traveled to Dubai in 2015 as a CU Denver Ambassador and returned in 2016 to attend Art Dubai, the leading international art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

MIDDLE EAST Brian DeLevie and Noelle DeLage (’96) traveled to Doha, Qatar; Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to work on alumni relations, student recruitment and partnerships.

PLACES WE’VE VISITED: Denmark Singapore China France Italy Ireland Japan Mongolia Bahamas Mexico Kingdom of Tonga Philippines England

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AN ARTIST’S JOURNEY TAKES FLIGHT: WALTER WARE (‘15)

Ware developed his knack for perseverance during six years in the Army National Guard (19th Special Forces Group). At CU Denver, he credits a host of faculty for helping him grow as an artist, including Associate Professor Rian Kerrane, Senior Instructor Michael Brohman (’95) and Phil Mann, sculpture studio manager.

Guest Contributor: Chris Casey, University Communications

Kerrane encouraged Ware to take part in the annual Iron Pour Festival and the building of the Kraken, the department’s cast-iron melting cupola. He also enjoyed a summer of study in Kerrane’s native Ireland and he was a guest blacksmith at a Kerrane-led Maymester program in Kansas – the Western Cast Iron Conference. Meanwhile, Brohman gave him key advice in his own art-making (i.e., “keep it simple”); and Mann helped Ware expand his work ethic and sharpen his problem-solving skills.

Walter Ware’s artistic journey has taken some twists and turns, and along the way it’s been nourished by experiences in the military and the Sculpture Department of the College of Arts & Media. Most recently, his creative path has taken him into a valley of sorts – a man-made glen just south of Denver International Airport’s new hotel and Public Transit Center. Ware, who graduated last fall, was a key contributor on the team that worked on the massive Shadow Array arts installation that covers the space of two football fields. "It’s bittersweet," he said of the project, which was completed last fall, a few months before the new University of Colorado A-Line train began running directly through Shadow Array as it ferries travelers to and from DIA.

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“The Sculpture Department has been amazing – it’s a really supportive program,” Ware said. “My fellow sculptors – it’s a small group of maybe 10 of them – make for a very nurturing society.” The Shadow Array project is the most high-profile installation Ware has worked on; the piece is seen by hundreds of thousands of train passengers each day. He was part of a talented team of artists – including fabricators and musicians – who were hand-picked by Shadow Array creator Patrick Marold to work on the project. Marold connected with Ware through CAM’s Dean’s Advisory Council, a group of CAM alumni and community leaders who are enmeshed in the local art scene. Ware was paired with an internship advisor at CU Denver’s Experiential Learning Center who helped him through the paperwork of this once-in-a-lifetime internship.


Marold put Ware to work peeling, welding and fabricating. “Walter came in with a lot of experience in metal-working,” Marold said. “He learned all the steps along the way. He’s great, and I think this project has helped set him up. Who knows what he’ll do from here, but to have this kind of experience in school – to see a project this big all the way through – I think it’s been a really rich experience for him.” Shadow Array is grand in size, rich in detail and endless in intrigue as train passengers glide past its 236 logs, all designed to play with Colorado’s abundant solar light. The piece’s sloped and precisely-spaced logs are designed to interact throughout the day with their own shadows. Ware spent long but rewarding days at the warehouse-turned-studio in Watkins, where his labors added to “Mount Chipawalla,” the ever-growing pile of wood shavings. After each physically demanding shift, he brushed off the sawdust and drove home, where he beelined for a soak in a hot bath. Near the project’s completion last fall, Ware, a married father of five children, commented that working on Shadow Array was “like raising your kids up to a certain age and then letting them go. I’ve

learned that something this large can actually be done without having hundreds of people working on it. I can now think big and realize that I can make that happen.” With two degrees (he also earned an anthropologyarchaeology degree in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) and a home run of an internship, Ware is contemplating an array of options for his future. His prospects are brighter than ever, given the enriching and supportive experience of his years in CAM and his contribution to the artistic marvel on the doorstep of the nation’s fifth-busiest airport. This article was modified from a piece about Walter Ware that was originally published online in CU Denver Today. View the original article at: www.cudenvertoday.org/art-that-soars 13 13


FACULTY & STAFF NOTABLES Michelle Bauer Carpenter

Associate Professor of Digital Design

Michelle’s film, Klocked: Women with Horsepower, recently received an Award of Excellence – Feature Documentary and an Award of Recognition – Women Filmmaker from The Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards. Scott Burgess

Manager of Recording Labs and Live Sound

Scott was a clinician at The Midwest Clinic focusing on quality recordings and their value in helping musicians excel.

"What makes CAM so unique is that we are working on contemporary issues for surviving and thriving in the music business: record releases and digital distribution, internet marketing, international touring and what it takes to be entrepreneurial and successful... I can bring all the real-world experience I have... directly to my students." Chris Daniels Assistant Professor of Music Business

Maria Buszek

Associate Professor of Art History

Maria contributed to the Smithsonian American Art Museum anthology Nation Building: Craft and Contemporary American Culture and curated the exhibition “Danger Came Smiling: Feminist Art and Popular Music at Franklin Street Works” in Stamford, CT. Additionally, her book, Pin-Up Grrrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture, inspired the documentary Pin-Up! The Movie. Angela Buckley

Scholar in Residence for Entrepreneurism and Enterprise

Angela’s photo documentary about Burmese refugees was recently accepted in the permanent online collection at the History Colorado Center. Chris Daniels

Assistant Professor of Music Business

Chris released his 16th album, Funky to the Bone and toured Europe with his band, Chris Daniels & The Kings. He received a 1st round Grammy consideration.

Lanny DeVuono

Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing

Lanny’s art was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in Critical Focus: Lanny DeVuono. She was recognized as one of Westword’s “100 Colorado Creatives.” Leslie Gaston-Bird (MS ‘03)

Associate Professor of Recording Arts

Leslie has served as technical advisor for NPR's Next Generation Radio, a series of week-long workshops designed to give under-represented students who are interested in radio and journalism the skills and opportunity to report and produce their own radio story. “For me, my time as a faculty member... has been highly productive. It has given me great opportunities to bring my research immediately into the classroom to better prepare our music business students for the new issues and career options that are arising in a music industry that is changing at lightning speed...” Stan Soocher Associate Professor of Music Business

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CAM FACULTY AND STAFF HAVE MADE A LARGE IMPACT ON THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY. WE’RE SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON JUST A FEW OF THE MOST RECENT ACCOLADES: David Liban

Associate Professor of Film & Video Production

David wrote and directed the documentary, Live Through This: Survivors of Sex Trafficking, that shines a light on the truth behind modern day domestic trafficking. It debuted on Rocky Mountain PBS in December 2015 and was recently nominated for a Heartland Emmy Award. Jessica McGaugh

Instructor, Theatre, Film & Video Production

Jessica's feature film, Red Pearl, premiered as the kick-off event for 303 Magazine's Denver Fashion Week. The film also screened at the Colorado Independent Women of Film Festival. “One of the missions of the College of Arts & Media is to create art of consequence—that is largely happenstance to what I do as well. I don’t make films to make money. As an artist I might be able to help someone along the way, and that is my goal.” David Liban Associate Professor of Film & Video Production

Stan Soocher

Howie Movshovitz

Clinical Assistant Professor, Theatre, Film & Video Production

Howie reviews films weekly for NPR member station KUNC and does occasional reports for the Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He directs the Denver Silent Film Festival and hosted the 2015 “Ebert Interruptus” at the Conference on World Affairs. Jim Phelan

Associate Professor of Music Business

Stan presented a session and held a signing for his book, Baby You're a Rich Man: Suing the Beatles for Fun & Profit, at the 2016 SXSW in Austin, TX.

Instructor, Theatre, Film & Video Production

Jim directed The Joey Canyon Show. The show is an hour-long country music and variety television program that began showing Fridays in January 2016 on Comcast in Colorado and Utah. Paul Musso (’87)

Associate Professor of Music Performance

Paul wrote and performed the title song It's So Shiny for the movie Shiny, which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival and also won best film at Tropfest.

WELCOME NEW FACULTY AND STAFF: Angela Buckley Scholar in Residence for Entrepreneurism and Enterprise

Sam McGuire (MS ‘04) Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Richard Strasser, PhD Chair, Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Formerly with Northeastern University Yang Wang, PhD Assistant Professor of Art History Formerly with Luther College Aleysia K. Whitmore, PhD Assistant Professor of Music History Formerly with University of Miami, Frost School of Music

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FACULTY && ALUMNI STAFF NOTABLES STUDENT NOTABLES Michelle Bauer Carpenter Laura Phelps

Associate Professor of RogersDigital (’13)Design

Laura had a solo film, Klocked: Michelle’s exhibit at the Pirate Women with Contemporary Art Horsepower, recently She was received an Award ofGallery. Excellence – Feature of Documentary and annamed Awardone of Recognition – Westword’s “100 Women Filmmaker from The Hollywood Creative International Independent Documentary Awards. Collectives.” Scott Burgess

Manager of Recording Labs and Live Sound

Maria Buszek

Associate Professor of Art History

Brennen Turner Maria contributed to the Smithsonian American Tiffany Matheson (’15)Art Museum anthology Nation Building: Craft and Both Brennen and Tiffany Contemporary American Culture and curated the received internships with exhibition “Danger Came Smiling: Feminist Art and Museum of Outdoor Popular Music at Franklinthe Street Works” in Design Grrrls: and Stamford, CT. Additionally,Arts herSummer book, Pin-Up Build Internship Program. Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture, inspired the documentary Pin-Up! The Movie. Angela Buckley

Scholar in Residence for Entrepreneurism and Enterprise

Angela’s photo documentary about MitchClinic Dickman (’05) KellyBurmese Hodges (’00) Scott was a clinician at The Midwest refugees was recently accepted in the Mitch (on left) received Kelly's steel sculpture, focusing on quality recordings and their value in permanent online collection at the History helping musicians excel. CU Denver’s 2016 AlumniColorado Center. Big Pretty, took third Achievement Award as place in the Art2C on an alumnus who has Havana project. Chris Daniels "What makes CAM so unique is that excelled we are working oncareer Assistant Professor of Music Business in their field, as well service Chris released his 16th album, Funky to the Bone contemporary issues for surviving and thriving in theasmusic to the community. business: record releases and digital distribution, internet and toured Europe with his band, Chris Daniels &

Lanny DeVuono

Associate Professor of Painting andLark Drawing

all-female Lanny’s artThe was a cappella exhibited at the group took first Museum of placeArt at the Contemporary annual, Denver in Critical Focus: Lanny DeVuono. She national was recognized as one of Westword’s “100 SoJam competition in Colorado Creatives.” Atlanta, GA. Leslie Gaston-Bird (MS ‘03)

Associate Professor of Recording Arts

Leslie has served as technical advisor for Matt TelseyRadio, (’16) a series of NPR's Next Generation Matt was awarded anto give week-long workshops designed Academy of Television Arts & under-represented students who are interested Sciences internship in post in radio and journalism the skills and production audio. opportunity to report and produce their own radio story. “For me, my time as a faculty member... has been highly

The Kings. He received a 1st round productive. It has given me great opportunities to bring my Nicolas A. Gareth Grammy consideration. research immediately into the classroom to better prepare Scroggins (’16) Dunnet-Alcocer (’09) our music business students for the new issues and career Krisi Olivero (’10) Nicolas’ short film, Gareth's short film, that is changing Chris Daniels Wildflower, was selectedoptions that are arising in a music industry Contrapelo, was on the Krisi’s documentary, Assistant Professor of Music Business by six film festivals, and at lightning speed...” short list for the 2016 I Will Dance, premiered won the Director’s AwardStan Soocher Oscar for best short on Colorado at the North Carolina live action film. Associate Professor of Music Business Public Television. Film Awards. marketing, international touring and what it takes to be entrepreneurial and successful... I can bring all the real-world experience I have... directly to my students."

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EVENTS AT A GLANCE

CAM FACULTY AND STAFF HAVE MADE A LARGE IMPACT ON THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY. THAN 60 EVENTSRECENT EACH YEAR. TAKE A PEEK AT SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS... WE’RE SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON JUSTCAM A HOSTS FEW MORE OF THE MOST ACCOLADES: David Liban

Associate Professor of Film & Video Production

David wrote and directed the documentary, Live ASE SIC SHOWC MUTrafficking, DSex N U O Through UThis: Survivors of that shines a R G R E D N light on the truth behind modern day domestic trafficking. It debuted on Rocky Mountain PBS in December 2015 and was recently nominated for a Heartland Emmy Award. Jessica McGaugh

Stan Soocher

Howie Movshovitz

Clinical Assistant Professor, Theatre, Film & Video Production

Howie reviews films weekly for NPR member station KUNC and does occasional reports for the Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He directs the Denver Silent Film Festival and hosted the 2015 “Ebert Interruptus” at the Conference on World Affairs.

Instructor, Theatre, Film & Video Production

Jim Phelan Instructor, Theatre, Film & Video Production Jessica's feature MONIC HAR film, Red Pearl, Jim directed The Joey OE PHIL H A P A R A D premiered as the Canyon Show. The show is WALKER AN GREGORY kick-off event for an hour-long country 303 Magazine's Denver music and variety Fashion Week. The film television program that also screened at the began showing Fridays in Colorado Independent January 2016 on Comcast Women of Film Festival. in Colorado and Utah.

“One of the missions of the College of Arts & Media is to create art of consequence—that is largely happenstance to what I do as well. I don’t make films to make money. As an artist I might be able to help someone along the way, and that is my goal.” David Liban Associate Professor of Film & Video Production

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Paul Musso (’87)

Associate Professor of Music Performance

Paul wrote and performed the title song It's So Shiny for the movie Shiny, which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival and also won best film at Tropfest.

Associate Professor of Music Business

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Stan presented a session and held a signing for his book, Baby You're a Rich Man: Suing the Beatles for Fun & Profit, at the 2016 SXSW in Austin, TX.

WELCOME NEW FACULTY AND STAFF: Angela Buckley Scholar in Residence for Entrepreneurism and Enterprise

Sam McGuire (MS ‘04) Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Richard Strasser, PhD Chair, Music and Entertainment Industry Studies Formerly with Northeastern University Yang Wang, PhD Assistant Professor of Art History Formerly with Luther College

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