Welcome to the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music! Founded in 1920, the college offers a wide range of programs for undergraduate and graduate study, uniquely combining advanced musical training with professionally oriented experiences and the rich resources of a leading research university. Active as award-winning professional performers, composers and scholars, College of Music faculty members are committed to helping students develop their talents and succeed in their chosen musical endeavors.

Academic and artistic excellence

The college offers seven undergraduate and graduate degrees in 23 fields of study, along with an array of interdisciplinary opportunities, including certificates in music technology and entrepreneurship.

Ensemble experiences include a full complement of concert and jazz bands, choirs and symphonic orchestras as well as chamber groups, pioneering world music ensembles and a state-of-the-art laptop orchestra. The College of Music presents more than 400 musical events to the public each year, ranging from fully staged operas to early and new music performances. 

Making music in an incubator of innovation

The rich resources of a leading research university, providing students access to the liberal arts and numerous interdisciplinary opportunities, enhance this intensive musical training. With 300 undergraduate and 250 graduate students, the College of Music boasts a faculty-to-student ratio of approximately one faculty member for every eight students. This close interaction inspires and equips students to develop their talents, refine their passions and ultimately succeed in their professional endeavors.

The mission of the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music is to inspire artistry and discovery, together.

Our mission statement highlights the college’s commitment to inspiring the highest levels of artistic pursuit and scholarly discovery within an academic landscape that brings people together through the power of music. We are committed to the highest standards in everything we do. We also believe that collaboration not only brings us together but strengthens our efforts and positions us for even greater successes.