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About the Music Department

The Music Department at Colorado College strives to be an all-inclusive place where musicians of all interest and skill can come to participate in music activities.  No audition is required to enter the department, and all students at Colorado College are eligible to attend our classes and sign-up for our ensembles (some ensembles do require auditions).

Here we will introduce you to the possibilities for performance and study of music at CC, and to the outstanding faculty who form our department.  Here you will learn about the wide variety of opportunities available to students, and the interactions they have with faculty and visiting artists.

Our nine full-time faculty members, including two professional performers, two composers, two ethnomusicologists and two music historians, provide students with training in performance, music theory, western and non-western music literature, and composition.  Our nine ensemble directors preside over a wide variety of group performance opportunities, and our 36 instructors offer private lessons in instruments from the classical orchestra, the concert band, world music, bluegrass, and jazz. 

While there is a course of study for both music majors and minors, many of the 350 students who are active in the department do so only for their own pleasure.  We offer opportunities for all CC students to participate in making music.  If you are a prospective student, a current student, or a member of our audience, we hope that you find the information contained in these pages helpful.  If you have any questions, please contact us.  We’d be happy to hear from you.

                    Best Regards,
                    The faculty and staff of the music department