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).
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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.
Graduate program faculty and staff are committed to cultivating an environment that integrates antiracism and equity in all that we do. As a college community, we acknowledge the impacts of systemic racism and affirm that diversity, inclusiveness and excellence are not mutually exclusive. We value the innovation that multiple perspectives and backgrounds bring to our college since music at its core knows no boundaries defined by race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic standing or other human differences. Through intentional processes that engage students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters, we strive to create actions in our studios, classrooms and performance spaces that reflect these values.
Audition requirements are located under Step 4, below.