Kent Denver Contemporary Music Program


Kent Denver's Contemporary Music Program includes several award-winning ensembles, performance classes and academic offerings. Students interested in picking up a new instrument or expanding on existing skills are encouraged to look into our music offerings, from ensembles to vocal music classes and more!

With an on-campus recording studio and expansive rehearsal/performance spaces, Kent Denver has one of the most advanced secondary music education suites in the mountain west. Our diverse faculty is committed to educating and producing knowledgeable, well-rounded student musicians.

We believe that while we can instruct students on the mechanics of their instrument and performance, we should also give them as many opportunities as possible to realize those skills in front of an audience in a real-world setting. As a result, our students have performed at venues across Colorado and around the globe! 

Our Guest Artist Program strives to bring nationally- and internationally-acclaimed artists to Kent Denver in an effort to act as an educational and cultural resource for students, the Kent Denver community, and the Denver Metro Area. These artists present clinics to our students, and they often perform for the student body as a whole.

Our Ensembles

In Kent Denver's Upper School music classes, students take creative creative control of the band formation and performance process. Students name their ensembles, create branding, select songs and hone their performance skills with the guidance of our experienced music teachers—all of whom are professional musicians! Recent Upper School ensembles have embraced genres including contemporary world music, R&B, pop, folk and Americana. 

Middle School students also have the opportunity to create ensembles and select songs in our 7th and 8th grade semester-long music classes. These ensembles primarily explore songs from 20th and 21st century America—including folk, rock, pop, jazz and musical theatre.