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.
Echezonachukwu Nduka, PhD student in Ethnomusicology, integrates his musical and literary passions in an article from Lagos Metropolitan, describing how his poetry reflects the influence of music.
Penn Music is proud to share the recognition of Adara Jones, Undergraduate Coordinator, and Megan Webb, Academic & Financial Coordinator, in the 2023 Staff Recognition Awards.
Support PennMusic's Natacha Diels and Qiujiang Levi Lu as they each perform solo sets at the Rotunda on November 17th, presented by Bowerbird. This is a ticketed event (Pay What You Wish).
Professor of music Mary Channen Caldwell recently published an article in Speculum, a medieval history journal, about the emergence of new Latin songs known as nova cantica.
Recent graduate Ruthie Meadows, Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, just published her first book in the Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology series at the University of Chicago Press.
PhD Candidate Winnie Lai was one of two recipients of the 21st Century Fellowship from the Society for Ethnomusicology.
Professor of Music Mary Caldwell's recent article, "Dancing in silence in premodern Europe," has been included in “Legacies of Medieval Dance,” a new special i
Chase Castle, Benjamin Franklin Fellow and PhD Candidate in Music, has had his research article "Sonic Domination and the Politics of Race in Southern Antebellum Hymnody" publ
"The fifth-year Ph.D. student in anthropology and ethnomusicology examines the aesthetics, sound, and valuation of instrument-making in the U.S.
Siel Agugliaro (PhD, Historical Musicology, 2021) is the winner of the twentieth edition of the International Award “Giuseppe Verdi” with the research project "Farewell, valley of tears": Giuseppe Verdi and Italian Immigration to the
How is Latin American music heard, by whom, and why?
"Orpheus Uncovered" presents the story of Orpheus and Eurydice as narrated in music by composers who wrote operas based on this myth: Cl