Published: March 1, 2023

The College of Music returns with an enriching selection of courses this summer

CU Boulder’s College of Music offers ample opportunities for current CU Boulder students, local middle and high school students, music professionals, and community members to immerse themselves in music and music education this summer:

Summer Master of Music Education

The Summer Master of Music Education (MME) degree at the University of Colorado Boulder is designed to address a variety of interests, needs and areas of expertise for K-12 teachers. Students working toward an MME degree complete 12 hours of study in music education, 12 hours of study in music and six hours of open electives.

Panoramic Flutist Seminar

June 3, 2023

While the Panoramic Flutist seminar is on hiatus in summer 2023, join the program for a one-day event for high school students on June 3.


May 31-June 18, 2023

CU NOW offers student singers and guest composers/librettists the chance to collaborate, explore, and actively shape a new work. Returning to CU NOW is award-winning composer Tom Cipullo, whose critically-acclaimed opera, “Glory Denied,” is one of the most frequently performed 21st-century operas.

Wind Band and Orchestra Conducting Symposia

June 4-9, 2023

For professional wind and orchestral conductors, these summer symposia—led by College of Music conducting faculty and renowned guests—strengthen conducting technique, rehearsal strategies and more.

Sphinx Performance Academy

June 22-July 2, 2023

For the first time in 2023, the College of Music and Sphinx Performance Academy (SPA) are partnering to provide a full-scholarship intensive summer chamber music and solo performance program focused on cultural diversity for string musicians ages 11-17.

Alexander Technique Plus Summer Course

July 10-14, 2023

The Alexander Technique Plus summer course—part of the College of Music's Musicians' Wellness Program—supports a wide range of physical and mental health strategies, combining elements of the Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, dynamic movement, mindfulness, and performance psychology, all in the service of overall well-being.

Summer Music Academy

High school academy: June 11-16, 2023
Middle school academy: June 18-23, 2023

The Summer Music Academy at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music presents exciting opportunities for high school and middle school musicians from Colorado and around the country to receive world-class instruction.

High School Summer Music Academy: Piano

High School Summer Music Academy: Band, orchestra + chamber music

Middle School Summer Music Academy: Band + orchestra

Summer Session

The College of Music offers a robust selection of summer courses during Maymester, Session A, and Session B. Any student may enroll in music elective (MUEL) courses regardless of major.

Maymester (Three-week intensives from May 15 to June 2)

  • Guitar Class (MUEL 1145)|
  • Prepared for the Soundcheck (MUEL 2081)
  • Music in the Rock Era (MUEL 2852)
  • History of Jazz (MUEL 3642)

Session A (Five-week courses from June 5 to July 7)

  • Piano Class 1 (MUEL 1115)
  • Introduction to Songwriting Techniques (MUEL 2051)
  • History of Jazz (MUEL 3642)
  • Music and Space (MUEL 3892)

Session B (Five-week courses from July 11 to August 11)

  • Basic Music Theory (MUEL 1081)
  • Piano Class 1 (MUEL 1115)
  • Appreciation of Music (MUEL 1832)
  • History of Jazz (MUEL 3642)

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