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Welcome to the Department of Music

If you are passionate about creating, performing and investigating music, we invite you to learn more about the Department of Music and the benefits of pursuing music study at UB. As a member of our tight-knit musical community, you will have the opportunity to integrate the practical, historical, theoretical and cultural study of music at both undergraduate and graduate levels, all while exploring a myriad of career choices.   

We offer performers, scholars and composers a stimulating and exciting environment in which to develop their talents and interests. Home to the renowned Robert & Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music, the department is directly involved in the creation and performance of new music. Our annual June in Buffalo festival celebrates both distinguished and up-and-coming contemporary composers, while the Slee Visiting Artist Series presents world renowned performers and ensembles throughout the year. 

Our faculty and alumni have been featured all over the globe and have received numerous honors for their creative work and scholarly contributions. The department showcases its students, faculty and internationally-recognized visiting artists and lecturers in over 150 events presented annually in our magnificent 670-seat Lippes Concert Hall and in the newly renovated 150-seat Baird Recital Hall, as well as at other campus locations and venues throughout Western New York.

We hope you can join our lively population of undergraduate and graduate students and discover why UB Music is the place for you. 

Future Students

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We welcome students with a wide range of musical ability and interests. Our department offers the opportunity to develop your unique voice in a close-knit, nurturing environment. 


Students come from all over the world to audition for UB's Department of Music. Are you our next star?

Meet Our Faculty

Our award-winning faculty present a diverse collection of strengths, and their combined expertise helps mold the next generation of musicians, scholars, and educators. 

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