The Music major and minor options

Harmonious careers happen here

A violin against a white background

Whether you’re a drummer, singer, songwriter, or lover of music, FLC’s Music major offers the opportunity to build your musical experience, express yourself, and achieve your goals.

Join bands, choirs, orchestras, or ensembles. Work alongside professionals with the Artist in Residence program.

Perform! No matter your career path, you’ll graduate ready to shine.

Admission Requirements

Admission to FLC and the Performing Arts Department Music program is a dual admission process. Application to be a student at the College is through the Admission Office. 

Admission to our music programs is through an audition admission process. You can audition prior to acceptance by the Admission Office. Acceptance to the Music Department does not guarantee admission to FLC.

Practice & performance

What it's like to study music at FLC


Charissa Chiaravalloti, Associate Professor of Music

"At FLC, students pursue their musical dreams while developing their individual skills. We also love to create and collaborate through coursework, musical performances, and local and international community outreach. "

A community of opportunity

Between chances to perform on campus and in Durango, and the opportunity to learn from professional musicians serving as guest artists, you’ll have an abundance of musical experience under belt before you graduate.


You will have the opportunity to perform in the symphonic band, chamber orchestra, percussion ensemble, jazz ensemble, concert choir, men’s choir, chamber choir, and other instrumental and vocal chamber ensembles.

San Juan Symphony Orchestra

Upper-division string students are able to audition for the San Juan Symphony Orchestra. The SJSO is a semi-professional orchestra whose members come from Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Artist in Residence Program

The program presents a variety of concerts and master classes by guest artists to enhance your musical education. An endowment has been established to support the program and has grown to well over $100,000.

What can you do with a Music degree?

When music runs in your soul, you must heed the call. At FLC, you'll get the instruction and mentorship to make your passion into a career.