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Learning opportunities at the College of Music

Teacher License Renewal

The College of Music offers license renewal for music teachers during the summer session, for either non-degree student credits to be used toward a future graduate degree or for a certificate. Scholarship opportunities are available as well.

Find information and register for the Teacher License Renewal Program

Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration

The College of Music is now offering a graduate certificate for current and non-degree seeking students interested in arts administration. The program is open to working professionals and any CU Boulder students already enrolled in a graduate degree in music, theater or dance.

Find information and apply for the Certificate in Arts Administration

Getting my child piano lessons

The CU Youth Piano Program trains students through weekly group and private lessons. Instructors are experienced teachers from the College of Music, and the program is supervised by the CU Piano Pedagogy Chair, Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi. The lessons provide thorough instruction at the highest and most effective pedagogical standards while providing opportunities for fun, motivation and enjoyment of music. Find more information on the Youth Piano Program page.

Middle School Ensemble

The CU Middle School Ensemble program is a collaborative experience designed for middle school music students, high school musicians considering a career in music teaching, and music education majors from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Find information and register for the Middle School Ensemble

Working with College of Music musicians

Hiring a musician

Interested in hiring a musician for your party, corporate event, wedding or other celebration? Visit the CU Gigs website!

Eklund Opera Theater Singers

The Eklund Opera Theater Singers is a group of graduate voice students that performs opera scenes at schools and events around the Boulder area.

For more information, visit the Opera Theater Singers page

Other outreach performances

The College of Music provides a variety of outreach events within the state of Colorado both on- and off-campus. For more information, contact:

Festivals + camps

Honor Band Festival

Top wind band performers in Colorado high schools are invited to take part in the annual CU Honor Band.

Find for more information and register for the CU Honor Band

CU Band Day

CU Band Day invites high school marching bands from around Colorado to compete on Folsom Field. Music and visual clinics are provided, along with expert feedback from the press box during performance.

Find more information and apply for CU Band Day

Rocky Mountain Bass Festival

Bassists of all ages are invited to join us for a one-day workshop for classical and jazz bass, including training in the technical aspects of playing bass, sectional and ensemble practices and a chance to play together in a “Monster Bass” ensemble.

Find more information and register for the Bass Festival

Colorado Clarinet Day

Join us for a full day of music, exhibits, a special Clarinet Choir and guest performances.

Find more information and register for Colorado Clarinet Day

Summer at the College of Music

For both music students and professionals from CU Boulder, Colorado and beyond, the CU Boulder Summer Study program offers a varied and enriching selection of courses and study with leading artists, professors and teachers, including:

  • CU New Opera Workshop (CU NOW)
  • Wind Band and Orchestra Conducting Symposia
  • Summer Music Academy
  • Alexander Technique Course and Intensive
  • Summer MME

Find more information about Summer at the College of Music

Other community resources

College of Music newsletter + magazine

The College of Music sends a weekly email newsletter during the fall and spring terms, and publishes an annual magazine. Receiving these communications is the best way to stay informed about college announcements, performances and other activities ... as well as news about students, alumni, supporters, faculty and college leadership. Interested? Sign up.

If you would like to receive the print edition of our flagship Colorado Music magazine, send us an email.