RIGOR, CREATIVITY, INNOVATION

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

UChicago pianist Kirk Swanson wins second place at Illinois State Music Teachers Association Competition

Kirk Swanson, second-year PhD student at The University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, wins second place at the Illinois State Music Teachers Association Piano Competition.

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Autumn Alumni Receptions

Join faculty for an alumni reception at the upcoming annual meetings of the Society for Ethomusicology, Society for Music Theory, and American Musicological Society.

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UChicago Hosts the Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies 2017 Fall Conference

The Great Lakes Association for Sound Studies (GLASS) 2017 Fall Conference come to the University of Chicago on Saturday, October 14.

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Festival and conference Power in Sound/Found in Time to highlight the Soviet avant-garde, the works of Galina Ustvolskaya

From October 5th through October 7th, the University of Chicago will host a festival and conference series, focused on the music of the Soviet avant-garde from the turn of the 20th century.

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Apply for the 2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Composition

Applications are being accepted for the 2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition, directed by Augusta Read Thomas.

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