College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Music Education

Want to be a musician? There’s an app for that.

November 17, 2015

Two CU-Boulder MBA students are taking the somewhat daunting idea of learning to play music and offering a solution almost everyone is familiar with: an app.


Teaching music teachers: CU-Boulder at SMTE

October 1, 2015

Last month, five members of the CU-Boulder music education department, along with four PhD students, attended the Society for Music Teacher Education’s Symposium on Music Teacher Education.

middle school ensemble program

Music projects selected for Outreach and Engagement support

June 11, 2015

Several College of Music faculty members are getting creative with help from the CU-Boulder Office of Outreach and Engagement.

middle school campers

Jumping in baton first

June 10, 2015

When the middle school leg of the CU-Boulder Summer Music Academy kicks off on July 21, the 120 middle school attendees will learn from undergraduate music education students.

high school music academy

Music buff for a week

June 10, 2015

The CU Summer Music Academy kicks off this month with plenty of musical and social activities lined up for the more than 200 students attending.

madeleine cort

NAfME recognizes three CU-Boulder music ed students

April 28, 2015

NAfME has awarded its Professional Achievement Recognition to CU-Boulder juniors Maddy Cort, Amanda Johnson and Alex Chavez.

NAfME Chapter Officers

Music Education Student Organization Receives National Recognition

March 11, 2013

The students of the pre-professional organization for music education majors at the University of Colorado Boulder have recently been recognized nationally and locally for the quality of their programs and their commitment to providing learning experiences for their members.

Lisa Martin

Play It Forward: CU-Boulder Students Mentor Aspiring Musicians, Music Teachers

October 8, 2012

If it weren’t for dedicated mentors in her high school, University of Colorado Boulder student Lisa Martin would not have considered a career as a music educator. “It definitely took some persuasion on the part of my directors, and I am forever grateful that they saw in me what I did not see in myself back in the day,” she said.

Erin Paton

Student Voice: Erin Paton

February 17, 2011

Hello friends!

My name is Erin Paton and I am currently a freshman studying music education and jazz studies here at CU Boulder. I play saxophone and love to compose – it’s how I “roll,” so to speak. Apart from that, I am also an entrepreneur. Over the past summer, while talking with my brother who is also in the music business, I thought of an idea that would send me off on an entrepreneurial adventure – the Tūturu Jazz Orchestra.