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.

Latest News and Announcements

Robert Kendrick named the William Colvin Professor of Music, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College

We are delighted to relay the wonderful news that Robert L. Kendrick has been named the William Colvin Professor in Music, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College. 

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Undergraduate Honors and Awards

We are delighted to announce that five graduating seniors have received special honors from the Department: Michal Dzitko, Hannah Edgar, Joshua Kaufman, Kim Kawczinski, and M. Will Myers. Three of them will also receive special awards.

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Tonia Ko Named 2018-19 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition (CCCC) is pleased to announce Tonia Ko as the 2018-19 Postdoctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor in the Division of the Humanities. Ko will develop new works to be performed by the CCCC’s resident Grossman Ensemble, as well as other guest artists during the upcoming season. She will also teach an undergraduate course, provide music lessons, and participate in the Center’s workshops and events.

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Recent job placements, fellowship appointments, and awards

It is that time of year when many of our current students, recent graduates, and affiliates are receiving job offers and fellowship appointments, along with awards.  We are pleased to share the most recent accomplishments. 

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Olga Sánchez-Kisielewska wins award from the Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Center for Music Theory Pedagogy

We are pleased to announce that Olga Sánchez-Kisielewska, Lecturer in Music Theory, is a recipient of the first Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Prize for research delivered at the inaugural Pedagogy into Practice conference last June. Her paper “The Rule of the Octave in First Year Undergraduate Theory: Teaching in the Twenty-First Century with Eighteenth Century Strategies” will appear in Volume 32 of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy in July 2018.

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Professor Philip V. Bohlman receives the 2017 Fumio Koizumi Prize in Ethnomusicology

We are proud to announce that Philip V. Bohlman, the Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Music and the College, has been awarded the 2017 Fumio Koizumi Prize in Ethnomusicology.

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