About the Department

We offer all students ways of expanding their understanding of music. Ensembles spanning from the Rhythm & Roots Ensemble to the String Orchestra provide a wealth of opportunities for making music. Private lessons are available for beginning to advanced students in everything from voice and piano to djembe and tuba. At the core of our curriculum are MUS 100, Introduction to Music; MUS 200, Music Theory; MUS 210, Musics of the World; and MUS 220, Music and Technology. Electives range from courses emphasizing the study of social and historical contexts for music-making (for example, MUS 244, Musics of South Asia) to those emphasizing the technologies used in music-making (for example, MUS 227, Recording Arts). 

Private lessons and some ensembles are open to faculty, staff, and community members as well.