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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

Combining Math and Music: Leaders in Disparate Fields Explain What Unites Them

The University of Chicago's News Office has published a piece on the fascinating common ground between mathematics and music theory. 

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Augusta Read Thomas is finalist for 2014 Gramophone Classical Music Awards

The UChicago Music Department is excited to announce that University Professor of Composition Augusta Read Thomas has been announced as one of six finalists for the 2014 Gramophone Classical Music Awards for the Best Contemporary Recording.

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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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