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

AMS elects Martha Feldman as President for 2017-18

The American Musicological Society has elected Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Music Martha Feldman to serve as the president of the society for 2017 - 2018. 

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2015 UChicago Department of Music Student Award Recipients Announced

Ten University of Chicago Department of Music students will receive awards for outstanding musical achievement during the 2015 annual Cathy Heifetz Memorial Concerts with the University Symphony Orchestra, University Chorus, and Motet Choir on Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 PM in Mandel Hall.

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Andrew McManus named CULTIVATE Fellow for 2015

Composition PhD student Andrew McManus has been selected as one of six fellows for Copland House's CULTIVATE, a week-long intensive creative workshop for emerging American composers under the direction of acclaimed composer-clarinetist Derek Bermel. 

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CIAO's Rossini critical edition wins "Best Edition 2015" prize

New edition by Damien Colas and the Center for Italian Opera Studies gains laurels in Bärenreiter-Verlag’s magisterial critical edition, restores the opera to its original glory

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Anne Robertson elected into American Philosophical Society

The Music Department is proud to share that its current Chair and Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor, Anne W. Robertson, has been elected as a member of the revered American Philosophical Society, considered the United States' first learned society and an important cultural and intellectual influence since its inception in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin.

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