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.
On Friday, July 30, 2021 at 6:00PM, enjoy a live drumming performance by Hyun Jin Cha at The Rail Park (1300 Noble St, Philadelphia, PA 19123), as part of their 2021 Summer Sunset Series.
Featured on Penn's "Big Ideas for Strange Times," Assistant Professor of Music, Mary Channel Caldwell, answers the question: “How Did People Dance in Medieval Europe?”
Assistant Professor of Music, Mary Channel Caldwell, whose research focuses on repertoires of European vocal music ca. 1100-1600, answers a Gizmodo journalist's question about the earliest form of musical notation.
EMA Announces Gwyn Roberts, Director of Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles is Recipient of 2021 Thomas Binkley Award
Gwyn Roberts will receive the Thomas Binkley Award for outstanding achievement in performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college early music ensemble for her work with the University of Pennsylvania’s Early Music
Eugene Lew, lecturer and Director of Sound & Music Technology, reflects on over a year without live performance
Eugene Lew is a lecturer and Director of Sound & Music Technology for the Music Department.
"Listening Through Art" featuring Carol Muller, Professor of Music in conversation with Ernesto Pujol
Dr. Bo kyung Blenda Im (Ph.d. Ethnomusicology 2019) Global Korean Diasporas Postdoctoral Fellow for academic year 2021-22
As soon as stay-at-home orders were implemented last spring 2020, the Music Department Ensembles shifted from in-person rehearsals to virtual ones.