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Middle School Ensemble

The CU Middle School Ensemble program is a collaborative experience designed for middle school music students, high school musicians considering a career in music teaching, and music education majors from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Find information and register for the Middle School Ensemble

Teacher License Renewal

The College of Music offers license renewal for music teachers during the summer session, for either non-degree student credits to be used toward a future graduate degree or for a certificate. Scholarship opportunities are available as well.

Find information and register for the Teacher License Renewal Program

Eklund Opera Theater Singers

The Eklund Opera Theater Singers is a group of graduate voice students that performs opera scenes at schools and events around the Boulder area.

For more information, visit the Opera Theater Singers page

Other outreach performances

The College of Music provides a variety of outreach events within the state of Colorado both on- and off-campus. For general information, email Assistant Dean for Admissions and Recruitment Jeff Hoh. For more specific question, contact:

CU Honor Band Festival

Top wind band performers in Colorado high schools are invited to take part in the annual CU Honor Band. Dates for 2018 are February 23-24.

Find for more information and register for the CU Honor Band

CU Band Day

CU Band Day invites high school marching bands from around Colorado to compete on Folsom Field. Music and visual clinics are provided, along with expert feedback from the press box during performance.

Find more information and apply for CU Band Day

Orchestra Festival

The CU Orchestra Festival will not be occurring in 2017.

Rocky Mountain Bass Festival

Bassists of all ages are invited to join us for a one-day workshop for classical and jazz bass, including training in the technical aspects of playing bass, sectional and ensemble practices and a chance to play together in a “Monster Bass” ensemble.

Find more information and register for the Bass Festival

Summer at the College of Music

For both music students and professionals from CU Boulder, Colorado and beyond, the CU Boulder Summer Study program offers a varied and enriching selection of courses and study with leading artists, professors and teachers, including:

  • CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW)
  • Wind Band and Orchestra Conducting Symposia
  • Summer Music Academy
  • Alexander Technique Course and Intensive
  • Summer MME

Find more information about Summer at the College of Music

Hiring a musician

The CU GIGS musician referral service is your connection to all the talented music students at CU Boulder!

Find information about CU GIGS

Receiving the Dean's e-newsletter

Every month, College of Music Dean Robert Shay sents an email update to alumni and community members highlighting recent activities at the college. If you haven't received one yet, email us and we'll get you added to the list!