Music Department

Why Study Music at Fort Lewis College?

Outstanding instruction
The FLC music faculty possess the highest level of performance abilities and teaching skills. These artist teachers are unequaled by any comparable institution in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Commitment to undergraduate education
As an undergraduate institution, FLC's main objective is to provide the finest possible instruction to all students from their freshmen through senior years. You will never find a course taught by a graduate assistant.

Creative environment
Fort Lewis College and Durango are magnets for arts-oriented activities. From the Durango Fine Arts Festival to the Four Corners Opera; from the Durango Literature Conference to the many galleries in the historic downtown district, this scenic mountain city and college encourage and inspire high artistic achievement.

Exciting ensembles
Fort Lewis musical ensembles provide the medium to challenge each student's developing musical skills.


1. Schedule an audition: call 970-247-7243.

2. Prepare the following for your audition:

  • Scales
  • Technical Exercises
  • Two Contrasting Solo Pieces

Note: for Percussion Audition Requirements click here.

3. Take the Theory Placement Test. (prep resource)

4. Enroll in the following courses:

  • Applied Lessons
  • MU 128 - Theory and Musicianship I
  • A major ensemble (Band, Concert Choir, or Orchestra)
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