FIVE QUESTIONS: A SERIES

CAM students, alumni, faculty, and staff are a community full of ambitious ideas, future-focused solutions, and creative thoughts.

Get to know more about these artists, scholars, and leaders!

  • Lily Williams

    Get to Know Lily Williams

    Dec 7, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Lily Williams is an author, illustrator, and storyteller whose work covers topics from conservation, to menstrual equity, to mental health. As a lecturer at CU Denver, Williams encourages students to find their own creative voices.
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  • Kelly O'Keefe

    Get to Know Kelly O'Keefe

    Nov 29, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Kelly O'Keefe ('17) studied music business during her time in CAM. She works for Live Nation - Rockies, which comes with some pretty incredible perks.
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    Get to Know Andrew Bateman

    Nov 17, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Professor Andrew Bateman caught the filmmaking bug while studying at Metro State College in Denver. His professional and academic pursuits took him across the U.S. and back again, where he began teaching in CAM in 2016.
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  • Gregory Walker

    Get to Know Gregory Walker

    Nov 9, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    An accomplished violin and guitar player (including the electrical versions of both of those instruments), Walker comes from musical stock: His father, George Walker, was the first African American winner of a Pulitzer Prize in music. His mother, Helen Walker-Hill, was an academic whose research focused on the music of Black women who received less than their deserved share of history’s attention.
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    Get to Know Shawntisha Bailey

    Nov 3, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Shawntisha Bailey is a senior in the Music & Entertainment Industry Studies program. Her passion for music evolved into passions for Music Business and Entertainment Law.
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  • Maria Buszek CU Denver

    Get to Know Maria Elena Buszek

    Oct 25, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Associate Professor of Art History Maria Elena Buszek came by her love of art history via the unconventional road of punk music. Her perspective on what makes art worthy of study speaks to the diverse students who feel at home in CAM.
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  • Theo Edmonds

    Get to Know Theo Edmonds

    Oct 14, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Theo Edmonds is the Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Research & Innovation at CU Denver's College of Arts & Media.
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  • Sreeja Chakrabarty

    Get to Know Sreeja Chakrabarty

    Oct 6, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Sreeja Chakrabarty chose to study at CU Denver because she believes the non-traditional music programs will give her the foundation necessary to pursue a career at the intersection of music and social work.
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  • Jasmine Cisneros

    Get to Know Jasmine Cisneros

    Aug 25, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Jasmine Cisneros '21 is a Set Dressing Technical Director Resident at Pixar and a graduate of the College of Arts & Media. Cisneros earned dual degrees in Illustration and 3D Graphics and Animation. She also earned a minor in Creative Writing.
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  • Leslie Soich

    Get to Know Leslie Soich

    Aug 23, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    Leslie Soich is a vocal instructor in the University of Colorado Denver College of Arts & Media. An opera and concert performer in her own right, Leslie has been teaching at CU Denver for over 15 years.
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    Get to Know Mark Rabideau

    Aug 12, 2021 by Megan Briggs
    The first person in the Five Question series is Mark Rabideau, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs at the College of Arts & Media (CAM) and the President of The College Music Society.
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