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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), a Chamber Orchestra, Concert Band, Big Band 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. Music 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, upon registration for lessons/ensemble, 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:  $25 deposit charged to the student's account and credited back when the key is returned to the music department at the end of each semester.  Lost key charge is $100.  Students must be enrolled in lessons or an ensemble to check out a locker.

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.