Careers shaped by hand

Dr. Charissa Chiaravalloti directing honor choir
Dr. Charissa Chiaravalloti directing honor choir

Whether you're looking for a career in music or just want to deepen your appreciation, you'll find a warm and welcoming community amongst our music students and faculty. Degrees in Music Business, Music Performance, Music Education, and General Music let you pursue your passions while preparing you to succeed in today's musical world as a performer, educator, promoter, or producer. And our small classes mean you get individualized attention from our expert faculty.

Majors & minors

Accredited by NASM

Our music program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), so you know you're getting a high quality education as a serious musician. Your future employers and graduate program admission boards will know this, too.


Apply for departmental scholarships for support with tuition and expenses related to your music degree. We regularly offer a number of music department scholarships in addition to those awarded by FLC.


Join us for a variety of events hosted at the Community Concert Hall and Roshong Recital Hall. Throughout the year, we’ll host performances by Artists in Residence, student ensembles, and guest performers.

Community & music teachers

While most performances are open to the public, several events we hold throughout the year are geared toward middle and high school students. Jazz Festival, Select Band Clinic, and Honor Choir are excellent opportunities for young musicians to elevate their skills.


In our nature to go further

FLC music students playing trombone

Creative, personalized, experiential

Commitment to undergraduate education

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.

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.


Choral & instrumental ensembles

Challenge yourself to grow musically as you sing or play music with other musicians. Develop your stage presence as you get experience performing. Watch your friends and peers perform, too. Ensembles are open to all FLC students. Music majors will enroll in ensembles as part of their degree requirements.