Can you see yourself as a Music Buff? The College of Music offers three degree options for undergraduate majors, including a traditional liberal arts degree (Bachelor of Arts in Music) and two professional degree programs (Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education). We also offer three certificate programs (Music Technology, Music Entrepreneurship and Jazz Studies) and a variety of course and ensemble options for non-music majors. The College of Music also offers a minor in music. To schedule a visit, or for more information about CU Music Day or any upcoming College Fair, email us.
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The information below applies to incoming freshmen students. View undergraduate transfer student information.
Note: All College of Music applicants are automatically considered for academic and merit-based financial aid.
If you’re transferring, visit the Transfer Students page.
As a student applying to the College of Music at CU Boulder, you will have to complete two separate application processes, one through CU Undergraduate Admissions and another for the College of Music. Below are the deadlines for both processes. It is critical to remain in contact with both CU Undergraduate Admissions and the College of Music as you navigate the applications.
Successful applicants can read music using traditional notation and often have several years of experience in high school ensembles and/or private lessons.
Nov. 15: Early Action deadline for CU Boulder Undergraduate Admissions application
Dec. 1: Priority deadline for College of Music application, including the following materials:
Jan. 4: Final deadline for musical theatre, jazz guitar and composition prescreening submissions
Jan. 15: Regular Decision deadline for CU Boulder Undergraduate Admissions application
Feb. 1: Deadline to submit recorded auditions to the College of Music
Final Deadline to submit College of Music application
Feb. 20: Deadline to complete all in-person auditions with the College of Music (including ad hoc auditions)
Oct. 1: Deadline to submit both the CU Boulder Undergraduate Admissions application and the College of Music Admissions application. College of Music will require the following: