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

Summer of accomplishments for Music Department community

Over the summer, many Music Department students, faculty, and alums garnered notable achievements that we'd like to share here. Below is a digest of some recent accomplishments. Congratulations to one and all!

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Alumni Francisco Castillo Trigueros '13 wins 2015 Emerging Artist prize

The proposal of composition PhD alumni Francisco Castillo Trigueros '13 for a song cycle depicting Xilitia, a town in the mountainous region of Huasteca in Mexico, has won the 2015 Claire Rosen & Samuel Edes Prize for Emerging Artists. This generous prize will help fund his exciting, ambitious work. 

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Maggie Daley Park Dedication Ceremony features Augusta Read Thomas premiere

Saturday, June 13 is the Dedication Ceremony for the newly opened Maggie Daley Park in downtown Chicago. Premiering at the event will be a new work by University Professor of Composition Augusta Read Thomas, who was commissioned by the City to compose a piece honoring Mrs. Daley's legacy of supporting children in Chicago.

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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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