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

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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Composer and Performer Collaboration explored in Project Incubator

Collaboration between composer and performer during the actual composition process is rarer than you might think, and Project Incubator aims to explore that. The project brought together ten UChicago PhD composers with ten top-tier performers of new music in an experimental six month collaboration, all documented by independent filmmaker Frances Cedro. The fruits of the project will be shared this weekend in a symposium discussion on Friday and the premieres of the new works and their documentaries on Sunday. 

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