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A World of Music in the Heart of the City 

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.


News & Announcements

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Presenting the opera Luisa Fernanda November 22-23

MSU Denver Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra are collaborating to present Colorado's first bilingual production of the zarzuela, "Luisa Fernanda." A story of love and revolution, this beautiful operetta will be sung in Spanish with some spoken scenes in English, and will include projected super titles in both Spanish and English.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday, November 22-23, in the King Center Concert Hall. This event is FREE to all MSU Denver students, faculty, and staff. Tickets are available at the King Center Box Office, 303-556-2296, or online.

Degree Options


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Bachelor of Music

Music Performance

Explore our degree paths in Instrumental Performance, Jazz and American Improvised Music Performance, and Vocal Performance.
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Bachelor of Music

Composition

The Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Composition teaches students the techniques to confidently express their music.
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Bachelor of Music Education

With Licensure in K-12 Music Education

One of the leading programs in the State of Colorado for education and career placement of music teachers in K-12 music programs.
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Bachelor of Arts

Music and Music Theory Concentrations

The B.A. in Music and extended B.A. in Music Theory are available to students interested in a variety of music career paths.
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Contact Information

Phone:

303-615-1010

Email:

music@msudenver.edu

Office Location:

Arts Building, Suite 287
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:

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

Accreditation

 

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The Department of Music at MSU Denver is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

  

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The Music Education program at MSU Denver is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.