A warm and welcoming community

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

Creative, personalized, experiential

Pursue your music passion with FLC's Music programs!

You will become prepared to succeed as a performer, educator, promoter, or producer in today's musical world. Our small classes, never taught by graduate assistants, provide you with individualized attention from our expert faculty.

The FLC music faculty possess the highest performance abilities and teaching skills, unequaled by any comparable institution in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Accredited by NASM

Our music program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Your future employers and graduate program admission boards will know you're receiving a quality education.


Apply for departmental scholarships to get support with tuition and expenses. We regularly offer several music department scholarships awarded by FLC.


Commitment to undergraduate education

FLC music students playing trombone

Creative environment

Fort Lewis College and Durango are magnets for arts-oriented activities. We have the Durango Fine Arts Festival, the Four Corners Opera, the Durango Literature Conference, and many galleries in the historic downtown district. This scenic mountain city and college encourage and inspire high artistic achievement.

Discover the Durango community

Choral & instrumental ensembles

Challenge yourself to grow as you sing or play music with other musicians. Develop your stage presence with experience performing. Music majors enroll in ensembles as a degree requirement.
Ensembles are open to all FLC students

Learn about ensemble opportunities

Community & events

Maria Schneider & Band with the FLC Jazz Band
Maria Schneider & Band with the FLC Jazz Band

Join us for events at the Community Concert Hall and Roshong Recital Hall. We host performances by Artists in Residence, student ensembles, and guest performances throught the year.

Community & music teachers

While most performances are open to the public, we host many events for middle and high school students. Jazz Festival, Select Band Clinic, and Honor Choir are excellent opportunities for young musicians to eleveat their skills.