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What We Do: Overview

"The Department of Music provided multiple avenues for me to explore and strengthen my craft. I was supported and challenged by the voice faculty; performed, recorded, and toured abroad in vocal ensembles; sang in theatrical productions; and studied in masterclasses with many internationally acclaimed professionals including Renée Fleming."
Lorin Phillips, Class of 2020

Writing and producing songs, works for voices, instruments and electronics, and projects in multimedia and VR.

Learning to direct rehearsals and performances of instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Learning to understand, research, and write about musics in their cultural and historical contexts.

Lessons, ensembles, and classes in musical styles from around the world.

Ensembles, lessons, lectures, and seminars in a host of vernacular, Black, and improvised musics

Understanding the workings of music from the basics of music notation to analysis, research, and informed performance of many musical styles.

Teaching and research in computer music, music perception and cognition, audio signal processing, instrument and music-software design, VR, and intermedia.

Lessons and courses that support singing in musical theater and opera productions, choral and early-music ensembles, and solo recitals.