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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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Advising Information for Music Department students, courtesy of Dr. Carla Aguilar.

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Department of Music

Main Office Location: AR 287
Main Office: 303-615-1010
Kalamath Building: 303-615-0388
Email: [email protected]

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Mailing Address:
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


Whether you have questions about your instrument, the degree you’re interested in, or ensembles, we are here to help. Feel free to reach out to us, or fill out a contact card and we’ll reach out to you.