Faculty Information

Carmen Sandim

Carmen Sandim

Part-Time Lecturer Area Coordinator Piano
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)

Over her 30+ year relationship with music, Carmen Sandim eclectic aesthetics have drawn her in many directions, including performances with symphony orchestras, scoring for independent movies, composing award winning TV and radio jingles, and leading, writing, and arranging for her own Jazz ensembles. Sandim first gained attention as a Jazz composer in the 2000s after moving to Boulder, Colorado. Her debut album, 2011's "Brand New", features cornetist Ron Miles. In 2016, she won a grant from Pathways to Jazz to record her sophomore album, "Play-Doh", released in 2019 via Ropeadope Records. Carmen's latest project "Mini Brazilian Beasts", released in 2022 on Octave Records, features jazz luminaries Ron Miles and Gilad Hekselman. Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sandim studied music at Boston's Berklee College of Music and University of Colorado. Carmen currently lives in Denver and teaches at the University of Colorado Boulder, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and University of Colorado Denver.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado Boulder
MM; Jazz Performance and Pedagogy

Berklee College of Music

BA; Film Scoring

College of Arts & Media

CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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