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Colorado Mesa University offers the largest music department between Denver and the Salt Lake region. Studies in music theory, history, literature, ensemble performance, and one on one applied study with a professor give students a strong foundation on which to build a successful career in music. The music department is located in the Moss Performing Arts Center, which houses a 288-seat Recital Hall, 588-seat theater, two large rehearsal halls, 13 faculty studios, a piano/technology lab with 16 stations, as well as classrooms and practice rooms.

The music program at Colorado Mesa University aims to prepare students as a performer or teacher, a professional in the music industry, or as the basis to other studies. Students receive excellent opportunities for musical growth, artistic achievement, and professional training through outstanding recitals, concerts and productions. Professors promote student growth through positive, collaborative teachinglearning environment. The music department also reaches out to secondary students and teachers to provide educational opportunities by hosting instructive events, guest artists, and festivals. 

Learn more about CMU's Music program

• Administrative Services
• Advertising music director
• Arranger
• Architectural acoustic monitor
• Armed Forces band member
• Artist and repertoire person
• Art administrator
• Audio lead
• Band coordinator
• Composer/arranger
• Conductor
• Church Musician
• Band videographer
• Disc jockey
• Drum tech
• Editor
• Engineer/mixer
• Film music editor
• Fund Raising
• Guitar technician
• Instrument service & repair specialist
• Jingle writer
• Journalist
• Lyricist
• Marketing
• Mix engineer
• Music attorney
• Music copyist
• Music critic
• Music promoter
• Music publishing specialist
• Music reporter
• Music software programmer
• Music store manager
• Music stringer
• Music teacher
• Music therapist
• Musical director
• Musician
• Orchestra librarian
• Orchestrator
• Piano tuner
• Public relations specialist
• Publicist
• Record producer
• Recording technician
• Recreation director
• Royalties broadcast monitor
• Sequencing programmer
• Singer
• Song writer
• Sound designer
• Stage Director
• Stagehand
• Studio musician
• Synthesizer specialist
• Technical writer
• Transcriber
• Voice teacher

Note: Some of the occupations listed above may require additional education, experience, or training beyond a Bachelor’s Degree. To research these occupations use the Career Research Resources links below.

• Write a musical score
• Perform with a band
• Sing in a musical or opera
• Teach others how to sing or play an instrument at a university
• Give private lessons
• Conduct a musical performance
• Craft music experiences in a house of worship
• Work in the office of a music organization
• Write for a music magazine
• Recording studios
• Elementary, Middle, and High Schools
• Theatres
• Universities/colleges
• Magazines
• Newspapers
• Music organizations
• Restaurants
• Music publishing companies
• Museums
• Religious Organizations
• Radio stations
• Television stations
• Movie studios
• Entertainment companies
• Military Bands
• Symphonies
• Opera Companies

Skills Needed by Music majors:

• Poise
• Ability to read and write music
• Ability to sing or play an instrument
• Perseverance
• Observation skills
• Communication skills
• Basic reading and editing skills
• Self-discipline
• Versatility
• Good stage presence
• Physical stamina
• Teaching abilities
• Performance techniques
• Ability to use various sound equipment
• Adaptability
• Flexible schedule
• Creativity
• Work well with others or independently

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