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

Jazz Worlds / World Jazz by Philip Bohlman and Goffredo Plastino wins Ruth A. Solie Award

The Ruth A. Solie Award from the American Musicological Society honors each year a collection of musicological essays of exceptional merit published during the previous year.

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Recent Student Honors

We're pleased to share news about the recent accomplishments of our students!

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"Sonorous Earth" by Augusta Read Thomas described as "a joyous affirmation of commonality across world cultures."

SONOROUS EARTH for percussion quartet and orchestra premiered at the Chicago Philharmonic's Sunday, November 12 performance at Harris Theatre received rave reviews.

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UChicago pianist Kirk Swanson wins second place at Illinois State Music Teachers Association Competition

Kirk Swanson, second-year PhD student at The University of Chicago’s Institute for Molecular Engineering, wins second place at the Illinois State Music Teachers Association Piano Competition.

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