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Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Music

The following information constitutes a brief summary of the music program and the audition requirements and is provided by the DEN as a courtesy. Be sure to contact the school directly for further details and for all application guidelines.

The Department of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver cultivates confident, creative, and skilled musicians, and is a leader in the education of professional performers, teachers, composers, and scholars. While advancing the values, traditions, and repertoire of the art form, the Department encourages students to explore new and diverse forms of musical expression. Through public performances and educational outreach, our students, faculty, and guest artists create opportunities for public access to excellence in the arts, promoting the cultural life of the college and the surrounding region.

The Metropolitan State University of Denver is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Department offers a Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in performance and composition, a Bachelor of Music Education degree with concentrations in choral and instrumental music, a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, and a minor in music. The Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees are professional degree programs designed for students wishing to prepare themselves for careers as performers, composers, or teachers or for further graduate study; these degrees do not require a minor. The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is a non-professional degree with a liberal arts focus, and requires a minor.

Piano & Keyboard Faculty
Dr. Tamara Goldstein is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Piano & Keyboard Studies. A listing of the music faculty can be found here.

Undergraduate Piano Audition Requirements
• Prepare two contrasting pieces (memorization optional) of Western art music from two different periods (Baroque period [1600-1750] through present day) of approximately 2-4 minutes in length.

• Play one or more of any major or minor scale, dictated by audition panel. Scales must be played with proper fingerings, hands together, four octaves, ascending and descending.

• Brief sight-reading will also be required.

Schedule a Disklavier Audition 
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Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 Fifth Street Denver, CO 80204
  • Phone: (303) 556-3180
  • Email: http://www.msudenver.edu/music/contact/questionorcomment
  • Url: http://www.msudenver.edu/music