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

Penn Wind Ensemble

Spring Concert
Apr 1, 2023 at - | Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street

Now under the direction of Paul Bryan, distinguished educator, conductor, and performer, the Penn Wind Ensemble has been actively performing on the Penn campus for over 30 years. Comprised of musicians from the entire Penn community, the Penn Wind Ensemble performs a wide range of repertoire drawing on newly composed works for wind band as well as on works from the core wind repertoire.

Penn Flutes

Spring Concert
Apr 2, 2023 at - | Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

One of the largest active flute choirs in the United States, Penn Flutes includes flutists from the ranks of Penn undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the surrounding community. Repertoire spans a variety of genres from the Renaissance through Modern eras, and select members may be offered the opportunity to perform on piccolo as well as bass and alto flutes.

Penn Symphony Orchestra: Resurrection Symphony

In Performance
Apr 15, 2023 at - | Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street

For this concert, Penn Symphony Orchestra will perform Mahler's infamous, Symphony no. 2 ("Resurrection Symphony").