Bringing together music-making and scholarly research

Welcome to the Department of Music

The Department of Music brings together music-making and scholarly research in composition, conducting, performance, music history, ethnomusicology, music theory, cognitive science, intermedia, and computer-based technologies.

Joshua Redman's Jazz Improvisation Class Concert

Meet the Faculty

Do Pham - Stanford University

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Do Pham / Stanford University

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Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational: Collegiate Taiko Showcase

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Events

Sat
January
28
Date
7:30pm
Location
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Sat
January
28
Date
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location
Braun Music Center
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Sun
January
29
Date
2:30pm
Location
Dinkelspiel Auditorium
471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
Sun
January
29
Date
2:30pm
Location
Bing Concert Hall
327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA 94305
Sun
January
29
Date
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location
Memorial Church
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building. 500, Stanford, CA 94305
Mon
January
30
Date
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Braun Music Center
541 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Campbell Recital Hall
Mon
January
30
Date
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location
Memorial Church
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building. 500, Stanford, CA 94305
Wed
February
1
Date
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Location
Memorial Church
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building. 500, Stanford, CA 94305
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Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

The Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) is a multi-disciplinary facility where composers and researchers work together using computer-based technology both as an

The ear is a musician's foremost tool, and I credit the Department of Music for honing mine. Classes expanded my ear in new directions — first hearing harmonically, then structurally, then texturally, then sociologically. Beyond classes, I had opportunities to grow in musicianship such as taking one-on-one lessons with several conducting faculty, conducting the Chamber Chorale while touring internationally, and interviewing world-renowned conductors for my senior thesis. I am deeply grateful for my music education that intertwined ear and intellect.
Sonja Johnson-Yu
Music Major (Conducting), Class of 2022