• composition faculty meeting

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. 

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, William Bolcom, Leslie Bassett, John Harbison, Joan Tower, Judith Bettina, Skin & Bones, Michael Daugherty, Roger Reynolds and many others.

High school students interested in composing are invited to join the Colorado High School Composer Competition. More information >>