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Each new piece is a new language, a new thing to communicate. — Meredith Monk
Music connects the past to the present, communicating between and across cultures. Our department offers a program exploring the history, theory, literature, performance, and cross-cultural study of music. Majors, minors, and students with a passion for music are active performers, scholars, leaders, and creators of music. A faculty of national and international standing encourages students to unite their technical development with a broadening of intellectual horizons, sharpening of critical skills, and an awareness of the role of music in communities both local and global.
Meet our faculty and learn about their expertise in performance, composition, and research across a variety of musical traditions.
Explore a variety of courses and degree programs encompassing all aspects of the field: theory, history, ethnomusicology, composition, performance, and education.
Discover ensembles ranging from Big Band, West African Music Ensemble, and Klezmer Ensemble to Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, and Glee Club.
Explore unique musical events that celebrate the many facets of life at the college, either annually or through special collaboration.
Lean about our state-of-the-art music hall and our many collections of musical instruments.
Explore the many pathways to a variety of diverse careers in music.
Read about the experiences of our alumnae in their own words and connect with alumnae through the Alumnae Association Alumnae Directory.
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