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Music, BMus

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The undergraduate degrees in music emphasize knowledge and awareness of:

  • solo performance and technique, including the various musical styles used in compositions for students' musical instruments or voice;
  • each composition performed, notation and editorial signs used in the compositions performed, and repertoire for the students' performance medium;
  • ensemble performance, including familiarity with major composers in the student's performance medium and the techniques necessary to blend a number of individual musicians into an ensemble;
  • concert and recital opportunities, including literature composed for different performance forces;
  • theoretical studies, including tonal harmony, counterpoint, voice-leading and notation; formal principles and analytical techniques for tonal music; and instruments in score, including the concert pitch of transposing instruments and nomenclature used in scores; and
  • historical studies, including representative works in the canon of musical literature from chant to the present, the general outlines of the history of music from the Middle Ages to the present, music in the United States and musical cultures other than those of Europe.

In addition, students completing any of the degrees in music are expected to acquire the ability to:

  • perform solo and ensemble repertoire demonstrating musical artistry, technical proficiency and stylistic understanding;
  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical studies, including sight-reading and ear training; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of historical studies including the analysis of stylistic periods and music of non-Western cultures.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Semester 1 Theory
  • Introduction to Musical Styles and Ideas
  • Applied Instruction

For more information, please visit program website.

Concentration Areas:

  • Brass Performance Concentration Area
  • Classical Guitar Performance Concentration Area
  • Composition Concentration Area
  • Harp Performance Concentration Area
  • Harpsichord Performance Concentration Area
  • Jazz Piano Performance Concentration Area
  • Jazz Studies Concentration Area
  • Musicology Concentration Area
  • Organ Performance Concentration Area
  • Percussion Performance Concentration Area
  • Percussion Performance with Secondary Emphasis in Jazz (Available for Vibes/Marimba)
  • Performance with Secondary Emphasis in Jazz (Available for Trumpet, Trombone and Saxophone)
  • Piano Performance Concentration Area
  • String Performance Concentration Area: Double Bass, Viola, Violin and Violoncello
  • Voice Performance Concentration Area
  • Voice Performance with Elective Studies in Music Theatre
  • Woodwind Performance Concentration Area

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

General required materials:

  • Application
  • $50 application fee ($70 for international students)
  • Essays

Additional Required materials for freshmen & international freshmen:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • High school transcript or equivalency
  • SAT or ACT score

College of music applicants : Applicants must also complete a College of Music application after their admission application has been submitted, provide a letter of reference and schedule an audition.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    59312 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 59312 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53504 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    28750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28750 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boulder

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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