We offer undergraduates the opportunity to major or minor in music, affording students across the university access to first-rate faculty and providing performance opportunities in a wide range of ensembles. Our graduate programs in composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory have produced leading scholars and award-winning artists.
Of the 2022–2023 Wolf Humanities Center Research Fellows, we're ECSTATIC to see the Music Department represented by Assistant Professor of Music, Mary Channen Caldwell; Ph.D.
Mary Channen Caldwell, Assistant Professor of Music, brings together over 400 devotional Latin refrain songs from the Middle Ages in her new book, the first to explore the medieval refrain in song outside of vernacular contexts.
“[Tyshawn Sorey] was the composer of the year…an artist at the nexus of the music industry’s artistic and social concerns.”
—The New York Times
FETA Foundation "Meet the Artist" series features a chat with Natacha Diels, one of the FETA Prize in Sound Art 2019 judges
FETA Foundation presents "Meet the Artist" the series of online events dedicated to some of the most talented contemporary sound artists.
James Diaz, Fifth Year Graduate Student in Composition, has been selected as one of the nine composers for
All UPenn students are invited and encouraged to continue their music making as a member of one of the Music Department’s many ensembles, which are open to all students regardless of major.
Professor Timothy Rommen's class, 'A Borderless Caribbean?: The Creole Geographies of Dominica’s Popular Music' featured in Penn Today
Professor Timothy Rommen's Pre-Freshman class, 'A Borderless Caribbean?: The Creole Geographies of Dominica’s Popular Music', was offered as part of the 2022 Center for Africana Studies Summer Institute for Pre-Freshmen.
The AMS is has announced the results of its 2022 Board and Council election. Among the individuals elected are current Music Department Faculty Member Mary Channen Caldwell, and alums Lily Kass and Deirdre Loughridge.
Founded and Directed by Fifth Year Graduate Student in Composition, Erin Busch, the Wildflower Composers team is composed of individuals in Philadelphia
Bo kyung Blenda Im (PhD Ethnomusicology, 2019) has been appointed as assistant professor of sacred music of divinity at Yale University beginning July 1, 2023.