Department of Music

The CC Department of Music suggests, but does not require, that attendees wear a KN95 or similar filtration mask.

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Upcoming Events


Music Ensembles Showcase: 4 p.m. Oct. 7


The Crumb Legacy: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 & Oct. 13


The Rocky Horror Show: 8 p.m. Oct. 28, 3 p.m. & 8 p.m. Oct. 29


Music at Midday: 12:15 p.m. Oct. 12, Nov. 9 & Dec. 14


Hindu Epics Class Performance: 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16


Songwriting With Word and Without: 3 p.m. workshop, 7:30 p.m. concert Nov. 3

Student Resources

About Us

The Music Department at Colorado College strives to be an all-inclusive place where musicians of all interests and skills can come to participate in music activities. No audition is required to enter the department, and while we offer a course of study for both music majors and minors, all students at Colorado College are eligible to attend our classes and sign-up for our ensembles. In fact, many of the 350 students who are active in the department do so only for their own pleasure.

The Department of Music invites all students to indulge their musical interests, either through participating in adjunct credit lessons and ensembles, or perhaps through an elective course to enhance a different major. Music majors and minors have a growing wealth of options available to explore their specialties in considerable depth and prepare themselves for professional careers in performing, composing, producing, and teaching. Our course offerings range from general and introductory classes to specialized studies in theory, Western music history, ethnomusicology, popular music, composition, and music technology. Our full-time and visiting faculty includes a composer, an ethnomusicologist, music historians, theorists, and world-class performers, as well as a steady stream of visiting professors and performers from many disciplines and from all corners of the globe.

Our ensemble directors preside over a wide variety of group performance opportunities, and our studio instructors offer group classes and private lessons in instruments from the classical orchestra, the concert band, world music, bluegrass, and jazz. Online registration for music lessons is available through the first two weeks of each semester. Need-based scholarships are available for group and private music lessons.

The department occupies Packard Hall, with its acoustically superior 300-seat concert hall, state-of-the-art recording studios and classrooms, sound-proof practice rooms, and teaching studios. The Albert Seay Memorial Library of Music and Art is a unique resource of rare books, scores, and recordings. We welcome you to join us for one of our 80+ performances each year, to sign up for a course, or to participate in making music with us, either as a major/minor, or simply for the joy of it!

If you have any questions, please contact us. We'd be happy to hear from you.

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