2019 CWA speakers include Mike Reiss, writer and producer of The Simpsons, and Hope Solo, World Cup and Olympic soccer champion and gender equality advocate

CU Boulder hosts the yearly conference, featuring a wide range of panels and performances by artists, experts and notable thinkers from around the world. It’s free and open to the public.

CWA 2019 spans five days from Tuesday April 9th through Saturday April 13th at the CU Boulder campus. The schedule and more information is available at:


Panels discuss many topics, including media, art, film, science, technology, design, politics, human rights and much more. Here are this year’s music panels and events:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 7:30-9:00
Jazz Concert at the Macky Auditorium with Cyrille Aime´e, Bijoux Barbosa, Rony Barrak, Howard Levy, Adam Nussbaum, Thom Rotella and Ernie Watts. Musical Director: Brad Goode
Advance registration required. Unclaimed seats will be released 15 minutes into the show.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 10:30-11:40 UMC West Ballroom
Music Rewards Us; How Should We Reward Musicians? Changing the rules to better appreciate music makers. Panel: with Alexander Bard, Howard Levy, September Penn and Thom Rotella
Moderator: Ron Bostwick

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1:30-3:00 Macky Auditorium
Jazz Master Class: with CU jazz bands, Rony Barrak, Howard Levy, Adam Nussbaum, Thom
Rotella, Ernie Watts. Musical Director: Brad Goode

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 10:00-11:30, University Theater, Charlotte York Irey Theatre
Dancers at Work: Exploring Improvisation
Guest instructor Onye Ozuzu leads CU dance majors and guest musicians through layered improvisations to create spontaneous organic forms.With Rony Barrak, Onye Ozuzu, Thom Rotella.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 1:30-2:40, Macky Auditorium
Rhythm and Words
An unpredictable improvisation panel combining movement, music and
spoken word.: with Rony Barrak, Thom Rotella, Michael Spencer, Mary Reynolds Thompson
Touch Drawing: Deborah Koff -Chapin.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 12:00-1:10, UMC East Ballroom
How Music Inspires Me
Scientists, an activist, and a musician share how music informs their workL with Michael D. L. Johnsonj, Rebecca Masterman, September Penn and Ernie Watts. Moderator: Christopher Sarson

CWA is a unique and inspiring event that happens right here in Colorado! Go if you can, or watch the panels online as they happen: http://www.colorado.edu/cwa


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