Music Production Colleges In Colorado

Colorado has a thriving music scene that has produced many well-known bands and musicians, including John Denver and Big Head Todd. If you are seeking a career in music production, Colorado has a number of colleges with music departments. While most schools are focused on instruction in musical performance, a handful of colleges offer programs in music production.

University of Denver

Founded in 1924, University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music enrolls music majors at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The university offers a conservatory program as well as a jazz and commercial music program. Facilities include a concert hall, a recital hall and numerous recording rooms equipped with state-of-the-art multi-track recording technology. Its Newman Center uses technology that provides students with hands-on training using the latest music-production equipment. Music production courses include MIDI Music Production, Music Technology, Intro to Studio Recording, and Classical/Surround Production.

University of Denver

Lamont School of Music

2344 E. Iliff Ave.

Denver, CO 80208


University of Colorado at Boulder

The College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder offers 23 fields of study covering all genres of music. As of April 2010, there are 350 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. Renowned musicians such as James Galway and Wynton Marsalis have taught master classes on campus. While the school is oriented toward music composition, performance and theory, the university’s Entrepreneurship Center for Music provides career resources such as courses in commercial music production, workshops and faculty experienced in the recording arts.

University of Colorado at Boulder

College of Music Building

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18th and Euclid

Boulder, CO 80309-0301


Adams State College

Founded in 1921 as a teacher’s college, Adams State College is located in the small city of Alamosa, just north of the border of New Mexico. The music department offers four degree paths along with the necessary music-production resources to produce and record like a professional musician. Its facilities include a modern technology lab equipped with the latest digital recording equipment and computer programs.

Adams State College

Department of Music

208 Edgemont Blvd.

Alamosa, CO 81102


University of Colorado Denver

The Department of Music and Entertainment Industry Studies at the University of Colorado Denver offers music-production programs that focus on both the recording of music and music business. Its recording-arts track concentrates on studio-recording technology, audio for film and television, and electronic music. Its music business track concentrates on artist management, promotion, publishing, producing, the record industry and audio engineering. Its facilities include the latest tools found in commercial recording studios and post-production houses.

University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts and Media

Campus Box 162

P.O Box 173364

Denver, Colorado 80217-3364