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.

Upcoming Performances

Music in the Stacks: Penn Flutes

Mar 24, 2023 at - | Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, Main Lobby, 3420 Walnut Street

Penn Flutes, one of the largest active flute choirs in the United States, will perform in the lobby of Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center.

Orpheus Uncovered

Opera and Musical Theater Workshop & Baroque Opera from Monteverdi to Gluck
Mar 29, 2023 at - | Penn Museum - Widener Auditorium 3260 South Street Philadelphia PA

Orpheus Uncovered presents the story of Orpheus and Eurydice as narrated in music by composers who wrote operas based on this myth: Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi, Antonio Sartorio, and Christoph Willibald Gluck (with, respectively, librettists Alessandro Striggio Jr., Francesco Buti, Aurelio Aureli, and Ranieri de' Calzabigi). This Baroque pasticcio is fully staged and sung in Italian. 

Penn Jazz Ensembles

Spring Concert (Double Bill)
Mar 30, 2023 at - | Rose Recital Hall in Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 419, 3340 Walnut Street

Join us in celebrating live music and improvisation with an evening of eclectic jazz performances. The talented young musicians of the Penn Jazz Ensembles will perform and improvise on music ranging from 1920's traditional jazz to new music composed and arranged by the student performers.