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Bachelor of Science in Music, Performance Emphasis

Program Overview

A cutting edge, industry-based education of contemporary music styles, Music Performance graduates students with an entrepreneurial spirit ready for local and national careers.

Paul Musso

As the most comprehensive commercial music program in the Rocky Mountain region, Performance at CU Denver offers a bachelor’s degree that prepares graduates to work as professional musicians. This unique cirr not follow the traditional conservatory model, our program allows for great flexibility in career exploration!

Music Performance is particularly well-suited for musicians interested in a range of commercial and creative options, including guitarists, bassists, vocalists, keyboardists, percussionist drummers, string players, and electronic musicians creating original material and media content.

Seen performing nationwide and internationally as professional musicians, Performance graduates have found employment as band members and singers of regional, national, and international ensembles. Denver is home to many internationally recognized bands featuring College of Arts & Media graduates, like The Fray and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Some are working as songwriters in Nashville and Los Angeles, professional roles in large studios such as Warner Music Group, music directors and performers at churches, and teachers who work in the non-profit sector.

Program Description

As the most comprehensive commercial music program in the Rocky Mountain region, Performance at CU Denver offers a bachelor’s degree that prepares graduates to work as professional musicians. This unique cirr not follow the traditional conservatory model, our program allows for great flexibility in career exploration!

Music Performance is particularly well-suited for musicians interested in a range of commercial and creative options, including guitarists, bassists, vocalists, keyboardists, percussionist drummers, string players, and electronic musicians creating original material and media content.

Seen performing nationwide and internationally as professional musicians, Performance graduates have found employment as band members and singers of regional, national, and international ensembles. Denver is home to many internationally recognized bands featuring College of Arts & Media graduates, like The Fray and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Some are working as songwriters in Nashville and Los Angeles, professional roles in large studios such as Warner Music Group, music directors and performers at churches, and teachers who work in the non-profit sector.

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