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Music Schools & Colleges in Colorado

Music Schools by State | United States

Music Schools | Colorado

Adams State College
Alamosa, CO


Music at Adams State is an active and vital program - committed to musical excellence within a small college environment.  Each year, more than 700 of the 3100 on-campus students participate in music through classes, lessons and performing ensembles.

Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO


The Colorado College Music Major emphasizes theory, performance and more. Students are encouraged to study music from a diverse array of critical perspectives. Majors have the option to direct their studies toward composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, performance and practical theory on their way to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Colorado Christian University
Lakewood, CO


The study of music requires great passion. Only those who are truly passionate are able to develop the disciplines necessary to be successful in music – to practice, study, perform, and teach others to do the same. There must be a passion, a fire that drives us to live out our calling in Christ. That passion will also fuel a desire for excellence. The School of Music at Colorado Christian University currently offers four emphases in Music – performance, education, worship arts, and sound recording technology; as well as 18 hours of coursework available in Theatre, including three main stage productions annually.

Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO


As the largest institution of higher learning between Denver and the Salt Lake region, the Music Department at Colorado Mesa University seeks to prepare music students for
careers as a performer or teacher, as a professional in the music industry, or to use music study as the basis for other professions. The Music Department endeavors to create an educational setting in which students develop leadership skills and evolve into multifaceted musicians, critical thinkers and life-long learners who can succeed in a an everchanging, competitive profession.  Set in a positive, collaborative teaching-learning environment, students receive excellent opportunities for musical growth, artistic achievement and professional training. The faculty believe this is the framework needed for successful development and strive to model this at every opportunity.

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO


Our primary objective is to prepare students to become highly skilled music educators, music therapists, performers, and conductors. Program goals encourage development of high standards of teaching, scholarship, performance, and research in music. We are pleased to offer small academic classes, applied study with highly qualified faculty, and careful attention to advising. Our exceptional program comprises a variety of Master of Music concentrations: Performance, Conducting, Music Education with Kodály Emphasis, Music Education with Conducting Emphasis, Music Education with Teaching Licensure, and Music Therapy.

Colorado State University-Pueblo
Pueblo, CO


The Department of Music at Colorado State University-Pueblo! In the past ten years, our program has seen unprecedented growth; more than doubling in enrollment to over 140 music majors. We are the fastest growing music program in Colorado! Despite this rapid growth, students still receive individual attention and excellent instruction. Students experience relatively small classes, all taught by highly respected and qualified faculty, not graduate assistants. Performance opportunities abound, and students are in demand for hire as performers, ensemble members, and entertainers throughout the area.

Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO


Why Study Music at Fort Lewis College?  Outstanding instruction: The FLC music faculty possess the highest level of performance abilities and teaching skills. These artist teachers are unequaled by any comparable institution in the Rocky Mountain Region. Commitment to undergraduate education: As an undergraduate institution, FLC's main objective is to provide the finest possible instruction to all students from their freshmen through senior years. You will never find a course taught by a graduate assistant. Creative environment: Fort Lewis College and Durango are magnets for arts-oriented activities. From the Durango Fine Arts Festival to the Four Corners Opera; from the Durango Literature Conference to the many galleries in the historic downtown district, this scenic mountain city and college encourage and inspire high artistic achievement. Exciting ensembles: Fort Lewis musical ensembles provide the medium to challenge each student's developing musical skills.

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Denver, CO


The Department of Music at Metropolitan State College of Denver cultivates confident, creative, and skilled musicians, and is a leader in the education of professional performers, teachers, composers, and scholars. While advancing the values, traditions, and repertoire of the art form, the Department encourages students to explore new and diverse forms of musical expression. Through public performances and educational outreach, our students, faculty, and guest artists create opportunities for public access to excellence in the arts, promoting the cultural life of the college and the surrounding region.

Naropa University
Boulder, CO


At Naropa University, the practice of music encompasses the whole musician: the ear and its sensitivity to pitch and rhythm, the intellect and the intricacies of music theory, the body and technical demands of playing an instrument, and the contemplative and expressive world of the heart. The study of music history, jazz and world music traditions give students an appreciation of the richness of the world's music heritage. Our goal is to make music that is a force for positive change in the world.

Regis University
Denver, CO


Music provides many profound opportunities to enrich, enliven, and inspire: and to bring together people of all backgrounds, interests, and faiths. The Music Program at Regis includes a wide variety of courses and music offerings for students, faculty, staff, and the Denver community. The Music Program is intended for students of all levels of experience, offering participation in beginning to advanced music lessons and classes, performing ensembles, and courses in music history, music theory, and composition. Many Regis students take applied music lessons or participate in one of the wonderful music ensembles on campus for personal enrichment, sheer enjoyment or to enhance their academic studies. All full-time students may participate in applied lessons or join a music ensemble—and nearly a third of all Regis students do each year. Students who want to concentrate in more advanced studies in music may pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Structured Music Minor. At Regis, all students will find a dedicated and nurturing music faculty who are among the finest performers and teachers in their fields. This is an exciting time to get involved in the new and rapidly growing Music Program. Make music a part of your academic life at Regis.

University of Colorado-Boulder
Boulder, CO


The University of Colorado Boulder College of Music offers an impressive series of programs for both undergraduate and graduate study, with the perfect combination of access to a diverse university setting and specialized music training. Our curricula combine tradition with innovation and are designed to offer students the flexibility to reach a variety of professional goals. With seven degree plans and over 23 fields of study, our programs cover virtually all areas of music.

University of Colorado-Denver
Denver, CO


The Department of Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) prepares students for successful careers in music, whether they are focused on performance, management, the recording arts, or are looking to develop an unrestrictive and comprehensive range of skills relevant to the music industry.  The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accredits the MEIS program.

University of Denver Lamont School of Music
Denver, CO


Lamont is an extraordinary place. Students, faculty and community members gather here daily to participate in a dynamic musical adventure. An intimate school, we offer training to approximately 300 outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in a nurturing atmosphere that allows their individual artistry and intellect to blossom.  We boast an outstanding faculty of extraordinary teaching artists and scholars who record, tour, perform, publish, and present scholarly work and compositions locally, nationally, and internationally.  In addition to working with our exceptional faculty, our students benefit from playing in outstanding ensembles from orchestras to opera productions to jazz groups to string quartets to steel drum ensembles. Lamont resides in the magnificent Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, located on the University’s main campus. 

University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO


The School of Music is a vibrant and vital community of musical performers, composers, scholars, and educators. With 500 music majors ranging from freshmen to doctoral level, 60 faculty, and 8 staff, the School of Music is actively engaged in creating and learning about music of all styles and genres. Indeed, music faculty and students present hundreds of outstanding recitals, concerts, and special events each year. The School is an exciting musical environment where students have the opportunity to experience tremendous growth.

Western State College of Colorado
Gunnison, CO


The Music Department offers a variety of activities for majors and non-majors alike with many performing ensembles of all sizes open to Western's students.  At Western, students receive one-on-one guidance. Through regular contact with professors in classes, ensembles, and private lessons, students are encouraged to fine tune their abilities.  Students grow not only as musicians, but as individuals able to apply the skills they learn, such as discipline and creativity, to all areas of their lives.  Our faculty are all professional musicians who perform, compose, research and present in addition to teaching in the classroom.  Faculty are committed to achieving excellence in every area of music, providing our students with the skills they need to excel within the many career possibilities available in the music world today.