DIME Denver

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DIME Denver (powered by the Detroit Institute of Music Education) is a music institute like no other – custom built for serious musicians who desire a long-term, professional career in modern music. The courses are designed to build strong musical foundations, which will lead to long and sustained careers in the music industry alongside gaining academic qualifications.

DIME’s approach to Music Education is unique. Our measures of success are different from others. For instance, have you ever considered why highly technical music often reaches a smaller audience than ‘simple’ music? All of our high-level courses are for musicians and entrepreneurs who wish to excel and maximize their musical ability, whilst learning how the industry works. At DIME, we never forget the importance of earning a living from music. Navigating your way round the music industry is a complicated business, and learning from experience is the best way. DIME’s founders and instructors have that experience. You will discover how to build your musical career from people who have enjoyed sustained success.

At DIME, you are able to study for a Bachelor of Arts in Music in:

Commercial Music Performance
(Guitar, Bass, Drums & Vocals)

Performance students take classes such as Live Performance Workshop, Technical Development, Improvisation, Music Theory, Music Industry Studies; you will be playing in bands, meeting industry professionals, mastering technique, promoting your own shows, developing your voice, arranging your songs and many other exciting aspects of career development.

Commercial Songwriting

Songwriters enrol in classes such as: Creating Subject Matter and Lyrics, Songwriting Methodology, and Live Songwriting Workshop, along with relevant industry-focused classes such as Publishing & Copyright, and the Domestic Music Market.

Music Industry Studies

If on the Music Entrepreneurship degree, you will study Artist Discovery, Artist Deal Suite, Self-Employment Skills, Tour Managing, Breaking an Artist, and more!


We will help you direct all your energy towards the areas of your ability that will help you reach your personal goals. Most of all, you will be part of a musical community of like-minded musicians and budding entrepreneurs.

DIME Denver has relocated to it’s permanent location at 800 Kalamath Street. We are very happy to be a new edition to the vibrant Art District on Santa Fe.

Prospective students can learn more about the MSU Denver at DIME Denver Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies Degrees in Commercial Music Performance, Commercial Songwriting and Music Industry Studies.

800 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO 80204