Music Schools In Colorado

Music classes faculty can choose to work at one of 16 accredited music schools in Colorado. The trends in Colorado's music academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in music includes music training at the following levels:

  • Music Certificate
  • Associates degree in Music
  • Bachelors degree in Music
  • Masters degree in Music
  • PhD degree in Music


Schools

  1. Adams State College

    208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

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  2. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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  3. University of Colorado Boulder

    Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0017

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Colorado Christian University

    8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

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  5. Colorado College

    14. E Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

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  6. Colorado State University

    102 Administration Building, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-0100

    128 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. University of Denver

    2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Fort Lewis College

    1000 Rim Drive, Durango, Colorado 81301-3999

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  9. Mesa State College

    1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

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  10. Metropolitan State College of Denver

    Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

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  11. Naropa University

    2130 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, Colorado 80302-6697

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  12. Nazarene Bible College

    1111 Academy Park Loop, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910-3704

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  13. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

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  14. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  15. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

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  16. Western State College of Colorado

    600 N Adams, Gunnison, Colorado 81231

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Music Employment

Colorado 530
National 63,990

Of all of the music professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Music professionals In Colorado

1,050 980 830 590 530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Colorado, music is a shrinking field. There were 520 less music professionals working in Colorado in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of music has shrunk by 50% in Colorado. This decline is faster than the change in the number of music professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of music professionals has grown by 14% from 2006 to 2010.

Music VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$0 $15,545 $14,425 $24,455 $19,665
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Music
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by music professionals is increasing in Colorado.

Salary percentiles for Music professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$9,440
25th percentile
$13,520
50th percentile
$16,005
75th percentile
$23,095
90th percentile
$31,920

Thus, there was a 100% growth in music professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Colorado state, within the field of music, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid music professionals earn 238% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Music professionals and related professions in Colorado

Art
$51,060
Liberal Arts
$57,440
Music
$19,665
Music Production
$46,140

In Colorado, music professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Music programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
1
bachelor
22
master
5
doctor
3
Certificate
1
Total32

The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited music schools in Colorado is increasing. In 2006 there were 420 music graduates from music courses in Colorado and in 2010 there were 482 graduates.

Thus there was a 15% percent increase in the number of music school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado. A majority of these graduates, or 69%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in music.

Music Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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