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

Center for Italian Opera Studies Receives Grant from Packard Humanities Institute

The Center for Italian Opera Studies (also known as CIAO) at the University of Chicago announces a five-year grant for $435,000 from the Packard Humanities Institute of Los Altos, California.

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Andrew Cashner awarded fellowship from ACLS

Andrew Cashner, a Music History and Theory doctoral candidate in the Music Department, was one of four scholars in the Division of the Humanities to receive an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) research and teaching fellowship for the upcoming academic year. 

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Anthony Cheung's NYC performances garner NY Times praise

Anthony Cheung, Assistant Professor of Music at UChicago, has been busy in New York City recently. The composer and performer pushed sonic boundaries while exploring microtonal music with the Talea Ensemble, and his Orpheus-inspired orchestra piece "Lyra"  was premiered by the New York Philharmonic.

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New York Philharmonic Premieres Andrew McManus piece, More Notable Student Achievements

Chosen from over 400 scores, Composition PhD candidate Andrew McManus had his piece "Strobe" selected to be premiered by the legendary New York Philharmonic during their 11 day festival of new music, the NY Phil Biennial.

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Phil Taylor Receives BMI's Student Composer Award and William Schuman Prize

We're very pleased to report that Phil Taylor, a Composition PhD student in the Music Department, has been chosen as one of eight young classical composers to be named winners of BMI's 2014 Student Composer Awards. 

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