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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 more information, contact:

CU Honor Band Festival

Top wind band performers in Colorado high schools are invited to take part in the annual CU Honor Band.

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 University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music annually invites high school chamber and symphony orchestra to participate in an Invitational Orchestra Festival, in recognition of their continued excellence. 

Find more information on the Orchestra Festival

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 College of Music newsletter

The College of Music sends several emails periodically to students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and community members. Receiving these emails in your inbox is the best way to stay informed about upcoming performances, community events and news about the college.

Sign up for the Weekly Email, Dean's Newsletter or Alumni Newsletter