The discipline of music and making music requires the integration of technical skills, creativity, analytical thinking and understanding. Students electing to study music work with faculty musicians in classes, ensembles and private lessons to acquire basic musicianship skills, develop performance abilities, learn about music’s role in past and present cultures and gain the enthusiasm and tools needed for lifelong teaching and learning in the field of music.
The Music program has three comprehensive emphases: Music, Music Education and Music Business. All programs require study in all areas of music, including: theory, keyboard skills, history and literature, individual and group performance and conducting, and research methods. The Music Education emphasis includes additional methods and techniques courses designed to qualify students for music-teacher licensure in Colorado. Additional Education courses for the K-12 licensure are administered by the Education Program.
Two music minors are also available: Music (general) and Music Technology. The Music minor consists of theory and history courses and electives chosen from the offerings of the Music Department. The Music Technology minor is designed for all students regardless of prior experience in music or technology. This interdisciplinary program introduces students to music theory, acoustics, production techniques, and programming fundamentals in preparation for creative and professional opportunities in digital media following graduation.
Music graduates become:
- Arrangers, Orchestrators
- Sound Engineers
- Composers of Video Game Music
- Music Therapists
- Music Industry Professionals
Reach out to Robert Barrett, DMA for more information.