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From state-of-the-art performance venues to internationally-recognized professors who are innovative musicians, scholars, and composers, the Department of Music at MSU Denver will elevate your musicianship so you can turn your passion into a successful career. Whether you choose to pursue performance, composition, or music education, our diverse curriculum flows through classical, jazz, commercial, and world music to help you navigate the broad range of opportunities that exist for the 21st-century musician. You’ll enjoy extensive performance opportunities with over 20 different ensembles ranging from choir and orchestra, to big band and mariachi. Our 200+ concerts per year, including our Visiting Artist Series, will inspire and enrich your musical experience. Music varies from place to place and culture to culture, but we see it as a universal language. We invite you to learn that language, and learn how to share that language, at the most accessible, affordable, and diverse university in Colorado.

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Our ensembles are open to all MSU Denver students, whether you are a music major or not!

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Explore Music Degrees

The Music Department offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz & American Improvised Music Performance
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Music Minor

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Department of Music

Office Location: AR 287
Phone: 303-615-1010
Email: [email protected]

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Music
Campus Box 58
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Music
c/o Auraria Receiving
1201 Fifth Street
Denver, CO 80204