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The MSU Denver at DIME program is custom built for serious musicians who desire a long-term, professional career in today’s music industry. The courses are designed to build strong musical foundations, which allow students to seize opportunities for long and sustained careers. Recently voted one of Billboard magazine’s Top Music Business Schools, the program offers three liberal arts degrees in which music and general studies content is integrated throughout all coursework. In addition to courses focused on the current music industry, the curriculum includes studies in history, the arts and humanities, and the sciences. This program is available in Denver, Colo. as well as Detroit, Mich.

Audition and Admission

Students who would like to attend the program must complete an audition at DIME. Applicants will be interviewed about their previous experience and training, as well as their career goals and ambitions. They will be asked to perform two songs and perform scales and exercises as prescribed by the assessor.

Students must also apply online to MSU Denver.

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Additional Resources and Opportunities

DIME has become a center for performers, songwriters, and music entrepreneurs, and with that comes many opportunities for MSU Denver at DIME students! Students receive several performance opportunities that include end-of-semester student showcases, as well as playing at events in the Denver and Detroit areas. Also, students can audition and perform alongside well-known musicians through our masterclass program.

Students can consult any instructor about various aspects of their developing musical careers through our one-to-one system, which includes a yearly career action planning tutorial. Each week, students have access to sessions that focus on subjects like networking, professional development, self- employment skills, and more.

Contact Us

For more information about the MSU Denver at DIME program, or to set up an audition, get in touch with DIME today.

DIME Denver

800 Kalamath Street
Denver, CO 80204

P: 303-623-1600

DIME Denver’s Website

Virtual Tour

DIME Detroit

1265 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

P: 313-223-1600

DIME Detroit’s Website

Virtual Tour


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