ABOUT SINGER/SONGWRITER


Beyond just a superior study of contemporary musicianship, the Singer/Songwriter program at CU Denver positions students for professional success as singers, songwriters, and accompanists. This unique and modern program fosters a supportive and collaborative community through collaboration with peers and mentorship from faculty who are active and successful industry professionals. Denver's thriving music scene is the perfect extended classroom to connect with professional musicians, promoters, and venues. 


NAMED A TOP TEN SCHOOL FOR ASPIRING SONG WRITERS BY COLLEGE MAGAZINE!


 


Where Do Singer/Songwriter Graduates Find Careers?

Students develop the skills to live their dream of working as professional touring and recording musicians, performing nationally and internationally. Singer/Songwriter graduates are uniquely qualified to succeed in music publishing, to work as song pluggers, perform in combos and as studio musicians, write jingles, work in media, teach private lessons, and to be community music leaders. Others find success at the graduate level, studying advanced music performance, musicology, and music education.

 

How To Apply

The first step is to apply to CU Denver. In addition to being admitted to CU Denver, there is a an audition requirement for Singer/Songwriter and Songwriter Entrepreneur students (the audition requirements are the same for both majors): View Singer/Songwriter and Songwriter Entrepreneur Audition Information here. As noted on this page, applicants can audition by video or live on campus. Please note that auditions can be scheduled prior to an applicant being notified that they've been admitted to CU Denver. 

Complete information about the MEIS audition track requirements and deadlines can be found on our How to Apply page.

 

For more information about the Singer/Songwriter emphasis and audition track programs, email the College of Arts & Media at CAMinfo@ucdenver.edu or call 303-315-7487. If you would like to visit campus to tour our music facilities and learn more about our programs, you can view all of the visit day options here

For full information about degree requirements and curriculum visit the program page on the CU Denver catalog.

Singer/Songwriter News

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Vote for Finn O'Sullivan in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Are you listening to Finn O’Sullivan? She's making major waves in the singer/songwriter scene with her witty lyrics and perfectly-crafted songs––in fact, she's won the grand prize in the folk category of the The John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the title song of her first LP, "When the Power Comes Back On." Now she is she's competing head to head for the Lennon Award, which is determined by voting.