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In light of Campus closure regarding COVID-19, employees in the college of Performing and Visual Arts are working remotely and faculty are teaching classes virtually in an effort to best support our campus community. We ask for your patience as some services may be limited and response time may increase. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to UNC's COVID-19 information page as the situation develops.

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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Events

announcement

ALL EVENTS CANCELED 

In following with UNC Campus guidelines in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Performing and Visual Art events have been canceled for the remainder of the Spring
2020 semester.

Additional PVA Coronavirus Information 

News

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. 

notifications

Applications still being accepted for the 2020-21 School Year. Email Mark.Allwein@unco.edu to inquire about auditioning.

Current UNC Students Applying to the School of Music

Facilities

Campus Commons Performance Hall

Campus Commons Performance Hall

The crossroads of UNC, Campus Commons Performance Hall is home to UNC School of Music faculty and student performances and presenter of world-renowned visiting artists.

Music Technology

Music Technology

The Music Technology Center, created by a grant from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and the National Endowment for the Arts, was completed in 1993 and houses multiple computer and keyboard labs, digital audio, video, and multimedia suites, and a state-of-the-art recording studio.

Music Library

Skinner Music Library 

With 67,000 scores, 27,500 books, 27,000 CDs, 11,500 LPs 2,000 DVDs and videos and 15,000 square feet, Skinner Music Library is UNC's standalone music library, servicing the students, staff, Greeley, and beyond.