College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Non-Music Major Opportunities

Classes

Non-music majors may take any courses with the prefix “MUEL”. This stands for “Music Electives”. Possible courses include:

  • MUEL 1081 – Basic Music Theory
  • MUEL 1115 – Piano Class 1
  • MUEL 1184 – Voice Class 1
  • MUEL 1832 – Appreciation of Music (approved for Arts & Sciences core curriculum: Literature & the Arts)
  • MUEL 2752 – Music in American Culture (approved for Arts & Sciences core curriculum: US Context)
  • MUEL 2772 – World Musics (approved for Arts & Sciences core curriculum: Human Diversity)
  • MUEL 2852 - Music of the Rock Era (approved for Arts & Sciences core curriculum: Literature & the Arts)
  • MUEL 3642 – History of Jazz
  • MUEL 3822 – Words and Music (approved for Arts & Sciences core curriculum: Literature & the Arts)

Other courses are listed in the CU Course Catalog

Ensembles

Non-music majors may participate in most music ensembles, including bands, orchestras, choirs, jazz, and world music ensembles.

Each ensemble may be taken for 1 credit hour per semester. The ensembles are listed in the course catalog with a prefix of “EMUS”.

For information about the ensembles, please visit:

Private Lessons

Non-music majors may receive credit for taking private lessons each semester. These lessons are not offered through the College of Music. They are offered through the Division of Continuing Education’s Applied Music Program.

For more information about these lessons, and to register, please visit http://conted.colorado.edu/programs/applied-music/courses/

Practice Rooms

Unfortunately, the College of Music does not provide practice room space to non-music majors inside the IMIG Music Building.  However, non-music majors can access and use the practice rooms in the East basement of Macky Auditorium.