Congratulations to the 2020 Colorado High School Music Competition Winners!


2020 Colorado High School Rap/Hip Hop Competition

  • 1st Place - Zach Kiekhaefer (Denver School of the Arts) & Nic LaBeaux (Lakewood HS)

2020 Colorado High School Rock Band Competition

  • 1st Place - Next One Up
    • Band Members - Peter Wogoman (The Academy of Charter Schools), Julia Grote (Stanley Lake High School), Brad Willard (Legacy High School), Benjamin Paulin (Legacy High School), Gavin Varner (Brightmont HS)

2020 Colorado High School Singer/Songwriter Competition

  • 1st Place - Sophie Scholl (North HS)
  • 2nd Place (Tie) - Gwen Draut (Denver School of the Arts) and Bella Galbo (Telluride HS)
  • 3rd Place (Tie)- Maddie Cody (Denver School of the Arts) and Aden Timson (The Classical Academy)

The musicians competed through Zoom on November 13, 2020. Prized included Studio Time at Youth On Record8-week programs at Swallow Hill Musiccreative coaching from Owen Kortz, and scholarships to the 2021 LYNX Camp Music Industry Program.

A huge thank you to our judges who are some of the top names in the Denver music industry: 



2021 Competition (Save The Date!)

The Colorado High School Music Competitions will return in 2021! Our goal is to open the competition for video submissions on September 1st with a submission deadline of November 1st. Finalists will be selected from the video submissions and will be invited to the final live competition. Check back here in August, 2021 for more details.

Who is eligible?

All Colorado High School students. 

Why are we having this competition?

To celebrate music and all of the talented high school musicians in Colorado. We hope that this competition will provide inspiration to young, contemporary musicians! The event will also help our CU Denver Music & Entertainment Industry Studies (MEIS) Department to identify and connect with potential future students. 

How to apply?

Just make a video or audio recording of yourself or your band playing a song. A video is preferred but we'll also accept audio files. Submission forms will be available here once they are available for the 2021 competition.


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