CU Boulder Breaks Ground on $57M Music Building Expansion

The University of Colorado Boulder broke ground this month on a $57-million expansion of the Imig Music building that will enhance the College of Music’s standing as a national leader as it kicks off a second century of excellence in teaching and research.

The 64,000-square-foot addition to the south end of the Imig building is slated to open in time for the fall 2020 semester, coinciding with the College of Music’s 100th anniversary.

Colorado Music Building

Features of the addition will include a state-of-the-art recording studio, dedicated suites for the Entrepreneurship Center for Music and Musicians’ Wellness Program, new classroom space, acoustically tuned practice rooms, and work and studio space for faculty and staff. Innovative rehearsal halls that convert to performance spaces, meanwhile, will help strengthen the college’s deep ties to the community as a beacon for the arts.

The addition will mark a major step toward consolidating College of Music programming into one facility, creating increased opportunities for collaboration across departments as the choral department relocates from Macky Auditorium into the new space. The addition also includes space for the Department of Theatre & Dance, providing a dance studio, changing rooms, and a theater classroom.

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