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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Sweet Honey In The Rock Appointed Ensemble-in-Residence for the 2018-19 Season

The internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-nominated female African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock® has been appointed the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Chicago for the 2018-19 season. This appointment follows a highly successful two-year residency of Imani Winds, a cutting-edge, Grammy Award-nominated woodwind quintet that has contributed meaningfully to the University and surrounding communities.

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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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