Positioned at the heart of a world-renowned academic institution, the Department of Music offers graduate degrees in Composition, Ethnomusicology, and Music History and Theory. The Department also offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. Complementing them is a lively performance program that involves undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students.

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Join us in honoring the memory of Philip Gossett, February 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Please join us in honoring the memory of Philip Gossett, Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Music, on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

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Dislocations: Reassessing Ligeti’s Many Worlds in the 21st Century

A Symposium at the University of Chicago, March 6-8, 2018

This symposium seeks to bring together several audiences to think together about dislocation, (post)modernity, music in exile, appropriation, and Gyorgy Ligeti’s beguilingly paradoxical aesthetics.

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Augusta Read Thomas’s album Ritual Incantations praised as spellbinding

Jeremy Glazier, constributor for La Tempestad writes "...this is a composer for whom music and joy are synonymous. In a world that all too often seems dappled by our more destructive magicks, Thomas herself deserves a great deal of praise."

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The Department of Music is presenting several events as part of the Nuclear Reactions Commemoration

As part of the University-wide commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the world's first nuclear chain reaction, there are five free performances including six world premieres to which you are invited.

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Jazz Worlds / World Jazz by Philip Bohlman and Goffredo Plastino wins Ruth A. Solie Award

The Ruth A. Solie Award from the American Musicological Society honors each year a collection of musicological essays of exceptional merit published during the previous year.

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