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

Congratulations to our students receiving job offers and postdoctoral appointments!

It is that time of year when many of our current students, recent graduates, and affiliates are receiving job offers or postdoctoral appointments.  We are pleased to announce a current crop of marvelous appointments:

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Announcing the new Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition and inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Chicago has established the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition, which will serve as a collaborative environment for the creation, performance and study of music, as well as the advancement of the careers of emerging and established composers, performers and scholars.

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Augusta Read Thomas Featured in Gramophone's Contemporary Composer Series

Augusta Read Thomas, Professor of Composition at the University of Chicago, has been profiled in Gramophone's Contemporary Composer series. The article provides a comprehensive overview, and serves as entree into her expansive body of work. Further, some insight is given into Ms. Thomas' creative process and aims. Click here for the full article.

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Apply Now for the 2017 Chamber Music Intensive

A four-day summer workshop for experienced amateur and professional-track student musicians.

July 13-16, 2017

This summer Spektral Quartet and the University of Chicago Department of Music present the fourth annual Chamber Music Intensive, in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

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