University of Colorado Boulder College of Music

At the CU Boulder College of Music, our students earn more than a music degree in the foothills of the Rockies. Diverse opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and a spirit of inclusive excellence await you! 

Learn about our 11 academic areas, including composition, performance, education and more. Our undergraduate offerings also include certificates in Music Entrepreneurship, Music Technology, Music Theory, Singing Health Specialist and Arts Administration (micro-credential). And our graduate offerings include the Artist Diploma, Master of Music, Master of Music Education, Doctor of Musical Arts and PhD programs in performance and academic areas, as well as post-baccalaureate professional performance certificates, a Certificate of Music Theory and a Graduate Certificate in Arts Administration.


Fast facts:
8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
99% BME job placement

25% of students pursue majors in addition to music
30 ensembles in different genres
40+ Grammy awards + nominations

We develop multiskilled, multifaceted universal musicians who are well-equipped to participate in the 21st century as artists and scholars; as broadly-based professionals with flexible career options; and as passionate, compassionate world citizens. 

Get to know our faculty as deeply dedicated pedagogues, award-winning performers, scholars and composers who are standing by to support your success—whether your passion is to teach, perform, compose, research or rethink music entirely. 


Entrepreneurship Center for Music

The ECM is a national leader in professional development for musicians. We equip today’s music students with the skills and tools they need to create sustainable careers in the arts. As one of the first such programs in the country, the ECM is developing new paradigms for education, leadership and advocacy in the emerging field of arts entrepreneurship.

Musicians’ Wellness Program

The MWP strives to increase proficiency, prevent injury and help students reach their goals through somatic training, psychotherapy, health-related information and a medical support network. 

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