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.
Award-winning composer, Jennifer Higdon (PH.D. in Composition '94), received the 2019 Creative Spirit Award for her life-long commitment to and excellence in the arts.
Charles Crichton Shrader: “‘The Labor of the Madman’: Charlatanry at the Piano.”
Deirdre Loughridge has been awarded a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ for her book project Sounding Human.
The Department of Music announces auditions for all departmental ensembles for the 2019-2020 academic year. We offer eleven ensembles led by active professionals.
They include the: