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Major/Minor Requirements

Declaring a Music Major or Minor

The Colorado College Music Major empasizes theory, performance and more. Students are encouraged to study music from a diverse array of critical perspectives. Majors have the option to direct their studies toward composition, musicology, technology, ethnomusicology, performance and practical theory on their way to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.

After declaring a major in music, students are awarded full scholarship funding for one set of private lessons on the instrument of their choice and one-half scholarship funding for a second set of lessons per semester. Music minors are awarded full scholarship funding for one set of lessons for four semesters; these do not have to be taken in sequence. Music majors are required to attend ten department-approved concerts per semester. Music minors must attend five approved concerts per semester.

During their junior year, Music Majors must take the MU435 Capstone Seminar and then complete a Senior Capstone Project in his/her chosen emphasis. A senior recital and/or presentation satisfies this requirement.