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.
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.
The BBC sits down with Tyshawn Sorey to discuss his latest composition, "Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)"
The BBC recently sat down with Sorey at the University of Pennsylvania to discuss his latest composition, "Monochromatic Light (Afterlife)".
Music Department Faculty and Staff Receive 2022 Grant Awards from The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation
In its fifth year, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation awarded 49 grants over the course of the year, for a total of $288,000 in funding.
The UPenn Composition faculty has awarded the following prizes this year in the annual composition competition:
Erin Busch - Hilda K. Nitzsche Music Prize for 'Ensure Proper Drainage’.
Professor Mary Caldwell's first book, Devotional Refrains in Medieval Latin Song has been released by Cambridge University Press.
Professor Mary Caldwell has been awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society to work on her second book, Saintly Song: Musical Hagiography and
Erin Busch, Ph.D. candidate in Composition, received a Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students. Busch is one of ten recipients, chosen for the year 2022.
Shelley Zhang Organizes Event Exploring Historic Collaborations Between Chinese and American Musicians
Often hailed as the father of Western classical music in China, Li Delun 李德伦 was a conductor, multi-instrumentalist, and advocate for the arts in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).