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

Contempo awarded grant from National Endowment for the Arts

Contempo, the University of Chicago's contemporary music collective, has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The 2014 - 2015 season is the group's 50th, and this award will help fund the anniversary year's celebrations of Contempo's history.

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Steven Rings' Bob Dylan Article Garners Award

The 2014 AMS / SMT Conference took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this past weekend, with Steven Rings taking home the Outstanding Publication Award from the SMT's Popular Music Interest Group for his article on Bob Dylan. 

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University of Chicago at 2014 AMS / SMT Conference

The American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory are hosting a conference on November 6 - 9 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The multi-day symposium will feature UChicago Music Department faculty, current students, and alumni presenting papers and participating in panels on a wide variety of subjects. 

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New Budapest Orpheum Society to Perform Live with Philip Bohlman as Moderator

The New Budapest Orphium Society, a UChicago Humanities Division Ensemble-in-Residence, will be performing live on Chicago's WFMT 98.7 FM this Monday, September 22nd at 2:00 pm. The award-winning ensemble researches, performs, and celebrates sometimes long-forgotten traditional Jewish cabaret music. Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music Philip V. Bolhman is the group's Artistic Director, and will be moderating the event.

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