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

Wet Ink, co-directed by Assistant Professor Sam Pluta, named Best Ensemble of 2018 by The New York Times

Last week The New York Times printed its list of "Best Classical Music of 2018," naming Wet Ink the best ensemble. Assistant Professor of Composition Sam Pluta is one seven world class composers, improvisers, and interpreters that collaborate to co-direct the ensemble.

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Anna C. Schultz receives Society of Ethnomusicology's Jaap Kunst Prize Honorable Mention

The Department of Music is pleased to share the news that Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities Anna C. Schultz has received the Jaap Kunst Prize 2018 Honorable Mention for her article "Translated Fronts: Songs of Socialist Cosmopolitanism in Cold War India." History and Anthropology 28, no. 1 (2017): 1-22.

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Faculty and Graduate Students Recognized at the 2018 American Musicological Society Annual Meeting

The Department of Music is delighted to share the wonderful news that our faculty and graduate students were recognized at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Antonio for winning major awards and fellowships. 

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Ensemble-in-Residence, Sweet Honey In The Rock, visits campus for a variety of activities November 6 through 10

The internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-nominated female African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock® begins its 2018-19 season residency at the University of Chicago with a wide variety of programs designed to impact the campus, the community, and the city of Chicago. The Ensemble-in-Residence events will be held November 6 through November 10 at venues across the UChicago campus.

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Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition invites applications for the 2019-20 Postdoctoral Researcher in Composition

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition offers an annual yearlong position to an exceptionally promising composer writing contemporary classical music. The deadline for application is November 1, 2018.

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