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    Student Space

    for Majors and Minors


    Copy of Music at Midday December 9, 2020

    Watch the live-streamed concert here on YouTube or Facebook!

    In case you missed the previous concerts, click on the date to watch the videos! 

     October 7 - view the program HERE

    November 4  - view the program HERE

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    How to Get to Packard Hall

    The Music Department is located at 5 West Cache la Poudre Street on the southwest corner of Cascade Avenue and Cache la Poudre Street. The Packard building has large black and white "piano key" stripes on the north face which leads to a courtyard in front of the main entrance.

    Parking can be found in a variety of locations. After 5pm and on weekends, the Armstrong and Cornerstone campus lots are available to the public. Street parking is also available along Cache la Poudre St. to the west of Cascade and along Cascade Ave to the south of Cache la Poudre St. Our office coordinator can be reached at (719) 389-6545 for more detailed instructions. Please see the map below for clarifications on parking or the location of Packard Hall.

    Packard Hall Map

    Department of Music

    On November 10 faculty artists presented American Originals, the third installment in the "Live from Packard Hall" concert series. Watch the video HERE! Check out the program and read About the Artists
    In case you missed it...
    Watch the October 13 "Live from Packard Hall" Broadway or Bust concert HEREView the full program and read About the Artists.
    Didn't catch the September 15 "Live from Packard Hall" concert? View the program from Music to Soothe the Soul and check out the recording of the live performance HERE!

    Welcome to the Colorado College Music Department!

    Registration for Spring 2021 private and group music lessons is open to FULL-TIME enrolled CC students.

    December 1, 2020 – February 12, 2021

    • Private lessons - Fee $450 for 12 40-minute lessons
    • Group lessons offered for Voice, Beginning Piano, and Beginning Guitar - Fee $85.
    • Financial Aid available - Request on the registration form.

    Learn More About Lessons

    Packard Hall Protocols for Private Teaching and Ensembles - August 2020

    In order to optimize sound quality, online lessons and ensemble participation will require the use of an external USB microphone.  See our recommendations.  Financial assistance is available, if needed, by contacting the Music department at musiclessons@coloradocollege.edu.

    Registration for private music lessons/group classes will be online.

    Instructions for Registering 

    Request a registration form:

    Form will be emailed within 1 business day.

    Interested in a Music Major or Minor? See Guidelines.

    Interested in signing up for an ensemble? See the Ensemble Information Sheet and contact the ensemble directors or email the Music department at musiclessons@coloradocollege.edu

    Gold Card access to practice rooms in Packard Hall is available ONLY to students who are registered for lessons or an ensemble. Reservations are required. Book a time.
    Please reserve the same practice room every time to aid in contact tracing, if needed.
    Procedures for Practice Rooms in Packard Hall.

    Questions?  Email:  musiclessons@coloradocollege.edu


    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.

    As you’ll see from our course listing, our academic curriculum attracts students from the entire campus. The Block Plan allows for course trips to the opera in Denver, to churches, synagogues and mosques for Jewish and Islamic music, to Native American pow-wows for American Indian music, and as far as Bali, Indonesia to attend Hindu temple ceremonies.

    Our national award winning full-time and visiting faculty includes professional artists-in-residence, composers, ethnomusicologists, American musicologists, music historians, and a music technologist. They provide students with training in performance, music theory, composition, western and non-western music literature, media and technology.  Our small class size means that they are available to you both as academics and musicians.

    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. Registration for music lessons is available the first two weeks of each semester in the music department office, Packard 116. Need based scholarships are available for group and private music lessons.

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