NOTE: Colorado College is responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments. Summer Block A & B classes are being delivered via distance learning. Admission open houses and visits are canceled. See Coronavirus Updates & Resources here.
Students may perform as soloists or with small ensembles in a variety of concerts and are welcome to audition for the many department ensembles that give concerts each semester. Students join the ensembles for the semester and may take them for academic credit as adjunct courses.
Our ensembles include the Colorado College Choir (which is open to the community), Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Tiger Jazz, and Chamber Chorus. The Collegium Musicum performs early music; our Gamelan ensemble, directed by a Balinese teacher, features traditional music, dance, and costumes. Bluegrass Ensembles are offered at various skill levels. Musical Theatre productions, featuring current voice students, are presented each semester.
Additionally, the department may endorse student led and directed ensembles. Students can gain credit and coaching from the department for approved projects.
Practice Rooms: Students enrolled in lessons or an ensemble may request to have their Gold Card activated to allow access to our practice rooms for that semester. Students not otherwise participating in the department may "rent" Gold Card access to practice rooms for $100 per semester.
Locker Key: Students must be enrolled in lessons or an ensemble to check out a locker. Lost key charge is $100.
Instrument Rental: $100 rental fee per semester, charged to student's account. Speak with the music department paraprof to check availability of instruments and to rent instruments. To check out an instrument, student must be enrolled in lessons or an ensemble that uses that instrument. Students renting an instrument for an ensemble do not need to pay the rental fee.
For information about any of the above, please visit the music department office in Packard room 116 or call our department coordinator at (719) 389 - 6545.