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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Professor Robert Kendrick elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Music Robert Kendrick, along with 15 other UChicago faculty members, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies.

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University Professor of Composition Augusta Read Thomas featured in Strings Magazine's April 2018 Issue

Composer Augusta Read Thomas is featured in Strings Magazine's 2018 April Issue as part of the American Master's series. 

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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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