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

Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition invites applications for the 2019-20 Postdoctoral Researcher in Composition

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition offers an annual yearlong position to an exceptionally promising composer writing contemporary classical music. The deadline for application is November 1, 2018.

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Augusta Read Thomas' bold new venture at the University of Chicago

Augusta Read Thomas is championing an expansive new composition center at the University of Chicago. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

via the Chicago Tribune:

Augusta Read Thomas' bold new venture at the University of Chicago

By Howard Reich Chicago Tribune

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A bold first season for U. of C.'s contemporary music center

Tyshawn Sorey will be among several innovative musicians featured during the first season of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition. - Original Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (/ HANDOUT) 

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Robert Kendrick named the William Colvin Professor of Music, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College

We are delighted to relay the wonderful news that Robert L. Kendrick has been named the William Colvin Professor in Music, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College. 

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