About the Department
Music at MSU Denver offers professional programs designed to prepare students for careers as music teachers, performers, or composers. Students seeking a broad, general coverage of the field may pursue the music minor.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. In addition, the college teacher certification program is fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and by the Colorado Department of Education.
The Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Music will achieve prominence as one of the top baccalaureate music programs in the region. This vision challenges the faculty, staff, and administration to continue to create a strong educational and learning environment for our students, while developing a strong collaboration among all of MSU Denver’s performing and visual arts programs (music, art, and theatre).
The Department of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver is committed to preserving and advancing the values and traditions of the art of music by offering strong academic programs centered in the music of Western Europe and the United States as well as other diverse musics. The Department promotes the development of the disciplined musician through the integration of intellectual, technological, and communication skills combined with hearing, composing, conducting, and performing.
To promote excellence in the arts for MSU Denver students and the metropolitan community of Denver, the Department sponsors a rich variety of learning experiences including classes, recitals, concerts, workshops, clinics, master classes, symposia, lectures, and music theatre productions.