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.
The Department of Music is beyond thrilled for Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W.
Live Stream Performance of Juliette Kang and Tom Kraines hosted by Philadelphia Musicians Union Local 77
Juan Castrillón, Ph.D. candidate in Ethnomusicology curates multimodal exhibition, "Re-Covering the Ney Collection"
Congratulations to Professor James Primosch on his 2020 award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Professor of Music, James Primosch wins the 2020 Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music of $40,000, which recognizes an American composer of vocal works. The award, endowed by the Virgil Thomson Foundation and administered by the American A
We congratulate former Penn Doctoral Fellow of the Department of Music who receives the 2020 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship of $15,000, endowed in 1978 by the CBS Foundation.
Flannery Cunningham, Third Year Graduate in Composition and Musicology wins 2020 Hildegard Competition
Flannery Cunningham is a composer and musicologist fascinated by vocal expression, auditory perception, and the resonances of environmental sounds.
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.
from the Society of Ethnomusicology for his book The Musical Gift: Sonic Generosity in Post-War Sri Lanka (2018, Oxford