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The University of Colorado Boulder offers graduate programs in music performance, performance and pedagogy, music education, theory, musicology, composition and conducting. We offer the following degrees: Master of Music, Master of Education, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Philosophy in Music and Artist Diploma programs. The department webpages provide specific information on programs and degree requirements. Please contact the department chair directly for more detailed information. All graduate applicants are automatically considered for merit-based support (e.g., College of Music scholarships and graduate Teaching Assistantships).  

For general questions about our graduate program, contact Chris Martin, Graduate Studies Coordinator, or Felicia Hamilton, Graduate Admission Assistant. 

Review all university graduate admission requirements. There are different guidelines for International students and U.S. students. For fall matriculation, Dec. 1 is the deadline to submit the entire application, including all supplemental materials. Oct. 1 is the deadline for spring admission, which is only available for Music Education applicants.

Current College of Music students hoping to apply to a graduate program should refer to this document >> 

Applicants going from an MM to a DMA or PhD should fill out this form >>

COVID-19 Audition Update

The College of Music will not be holding in-person auditions for applicants to the Fall 2021 graduate program due to the risks and challenges posted by COVID-19. Instead, we will be using a combination of pre-screening videos, recorded auditions and Virtual Live interviews/auditions to make admissions decisions.

Audition requirements are located under Step 4 below.