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School of Music

The School of Music at UNC offers award winning, internationally recognized programs, preparing fully engaged leaders in the modern musical landscape.

With over 450 students and 80 faculty, the School of Music continues to build upon an amazing legacy of achievement with an important regional, national, and international presence. The School of Music has been named a Colorado School of Excellence - the highest honor the Colorado Commission on Higher Education can bestow on a program offered by a state institution of higher education – and has received over 100 Downbeat Magazine Awards for our work. Artistic excellence is the norm here. Yet, the School of Music has not stopped there. UNC students are entering the field with something important to offer and our incredible faculty are providing them with the training that will allow their voices to be fully heard. The modern musical landscape has tremendous opportunities in it and our students and faculty are fully engaged and prepared to be leaders in it.

The UNC School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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A Far Cry

UNC PRESENTS: A FAR CRY

February 9, 7:30 PM

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Colorado Symphony's Beethoven 2020 @UNC

COLORADO SYMPHONY'S BEETHOVEN 2020 @UNC

February 12, 7:30 PM
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Bailey Choral Festival: Elijah

BAILEY CHORAL FESTIVAL PRESENTS: ELIJAH

February 22, 7:30 PM

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Open Space Festival of New Music

OPEN SPACE FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC

March 4-6, 2020
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UNC·Greeley Jazz Festival

50th ANNIVERSARY UNC·GREELEY JAZZ FESTIVAL

April 23-25

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Upcoming Events

JAN 18
JAN 22-25
Colorado Springs, CO
2020 CMEA CLINIC & CONFERENCE
JAN 31
FEB 1
FEB 9
7:30-9:30pm
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Admission to the School of Music

The School of Music offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in instrumental performance, vocal performance, jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history and literature, music theory, and conducting. Admission requires a UNC application, supplementary music materials, and for most programs, an audition. 

event Scholarships/Assistantships Priority Application Deadline: JAN. 31, 2020
event Auditions: FEB. 1, 17, 19, 22

Current UNC Students Applying to the School of Music