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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).

Bears Go Big

UNC Bears go out into the world to do BIG and significant work. Meet Chris Smith, Da Jazz Studies, 2012 and aJazz Musician in NYC.

I love creating music that connects with people

See other Bears going big.

Upcoming Events

UNC Jazz Lab Bands 2 & 3

UNC Jazz Lab Bands 2 & 3

November 2, 7:30pm

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Up next at the School of Music  

OCT 28
6:30-7:30pm, Campus Commons Rehearsal Hall

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OCT 30
6:00-7:00pm, Milne Auditorium
STUDENT RECITAL: Cameron Bolton & Angelia Arnold, TUBA

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7:30-9:00pm, Performance Hall

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News & Awards


Professor of Viola, Vijay Chalasani's article "Solutions for Change: Anti-Racism in Early Music" featured in Early Music America publication. Read the Article

Admission to the School of Music

Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees with concentrations in music education, instrumental performance, vocal performance, jazz studies, music composition, music education, music history and literature, music theory, and conducting. Most music degrees require additional application steps and in most cases, an audition.  


Current UNC students seeking admission to the School of Music


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 is home to multiple computer and keyboard labs, digital audio, and multimedia production 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.