College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

CU Middle School Ensemble program

  • MSE Concert April 25th

    The MSE program 2014 concert on Friday April 25th was a great success! Please visit this website in the fall for information on our 2015 program.

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The CU Middle School Ensemble (MSE) 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. This program will not only provide a supplemental musical experience to your child’s current school music program, but also strengthen the opportunities for future music educators.

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The 2014 MSE program has concluded. This year was a great success, with over 120 students participating in two bands, a string orchestra, and (for the first year) a choir. Students, parents, and music teachers, please check this page in the fall for information on our 2015 program. Visit us at http://music.colorado.edu/mse

Read about the 2014 program here in our informational brochure. (en Español)

About the Program

The program includes full group rehearsals in band, choir, or orchestra, along with sectional instruction, and elements of comprehensive musicianship (music theory, improvisation, and composition). All rehearsals, sectionals, and activities will be conducted by college students supervised by a faculty director. Some students will also receive private instruction on their instrument. This collaboration is key to the success of the Middle School Ensemble in providing not only a learning experience for the middle school students but also for the college-level staff.

Music's impact outside the concert hall - read about MSE's impact here.

Play It Forward: CU-Boulder Students Mentor Aspiring Musicians, Music Teachers - read a feature here.

For more information about the MSE program, please contact us at msemusic@colorado.edu.

Support

The Middle School Ensemble program is made possible in part through the generous support of the Hoover Fund for Music Education, as well as grants from CU Boulder Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program and the CU Boulder Outreach Committee. MSE is also supported through the efforts of the University of Colorado Boulder collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education. The mission of the College of Music at CU-Boulder is excellence in music through distinguished instruction in performance, composition, musicology, theory, and teacher preparation for our graduate and undergraduate students, and to provide opportunities for performance, creative activities, research and scholarship, and teaching experiences.