Welcome to Composition at CU-Boulder! We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees, with many of our students commissioned to create works for faculty and local musicians. For more information on our degree programs, see below.
Our faculty bring with them years of experience as award-winning, active composers. In addition, each year we host an impressive variety of guest composers and performers. Recent guests have included George Crumb, Leslie Bassett, John Harbison, Joan Tower, Judith Bettina, skin & bones, Michael Dougherty, Roger Reynolds and many others.
Student compositions are regularly performed on the Pendulum New Music concert series. Students also have opportunities to compose or arrange music for a variety of performing forces, from small chamber groups to faculty-conducted large ensembles. For more information about these groups, please visit the Ensembles page.