Inspire the future

Share your love of music with the next generation of musicians

rainbow colored xylophone against a white background representing our K-12 Music Education major

You love music, you love teaching; let your passion inspire others to find the joy in making music. You’ll learn the skills to teach music to elementary, middle, and high school students, while laying the undergraduate foundation for teacher licensure. This is a rigorous program, so talk with a Music Department mentor early in your college career if you think this is the path for you.

This program is designed to support you in attaining teacher licensure in Colorado. To teach music in K-12 public schools, you’ll combine the best of a music degree with the academics required for a K-12 Teaching license. Find out more about our K-12 Teaching programs on the Teacher Education Department site.

Applying to music programs

Instructor teaching a student in a voice lesson

Students choosing majors in the Performing Arts Department - Music not only apply to FLC, but also to the department, through an audition process.

You'll submit a brief supplemental application, and then schedule a 10-minute audition. In your audition, you'll demonstrate your ability to play scales and to perform relevant technical exercises. Then you'll play two contrasting solo pieces.

The road ahead