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Academic Programs

The Music Department offers undergraduate majors and minors in music, and graduate M.A./Ph.D. and Ph.D. degrees in music composition, ethnomusicology, and musicology.

We are a department (not a School of Music) within the College of Letters and Science, with an internationally-respected faculty who believe that excellence in teaching flows from excellence in scholarly and creative work. If there is one word that describes our pedagogical philosophy, it is “integration”: integration in the curriculum of all the spheres of music study that we teach, so that all our undergraduate students acquire musical competence and experience historical and cultural studies, music theory, composition and improvisation, and of course performance.