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College of Music

Woodwind music program, CU-Boulder

The College of Music curricula combine tradition with innovation and blends intensive music training with a solid liberal arts education. You'll be prepared for a career as a performer, composer, scholar, teacher, administrator, or other professional.

Program: You can choose from three undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or the Bachelor of Arts in Music. You may also elect to earn a certificate in Jazz Studies or Music Technology in conjunction with your degree.

Facilities: The college has several performance halls, including the 2,000-seat Macky Auditorium, the 500-seat Grusin Music Hall, the 250-seat Music Theatre, the 120-seat Chamber Hall, as well as a 4,300-square-foot instrumental rehearsal space in the Imig Music building.

Hands-on Learning: Two computer-assisted music laboratories are designed for instruction in music technology and music theory. The class piano laboratory features 13 digital pianos, and the two virtual practice rooms allow players to control acoustical ambiance.

Highlights: The Music Library, containing more than 100,000 volumes, scores, recordings, and periodicals, is considered to be among the nation's most comprehensive.

Sampling of Courses:

  • World Musics
  • Technology in Music and Visual Media
  • Women Composers
  • Latin American Music
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Marching Band Techniques

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Applying: You must submit both the undergraduate application to the Office of Admissions and the audition application to the College of Music. Learn more >

Middle 50% of the Admitted Fall 2013 Freshman Class
College of Music
HS GPA 3.50 - 4.00
Percentile Rank 65 - 95%
SAT - Total* 1130 - 1340
ACT Composite 24 - 31

* Range includes critical reading and math scores only.