Positioned within a top research institution, the Department of Music offers a stimulating environment in which students can develop their talents. Guided by world-renowned soloists, ensemble musicians, orchestral players, composers, music theorists and historical musicologists, our gifted students pursue their passion for creating, presenting and investigating music in a close-knit community of musicians and scholars.

  • UB violinist Melissa White wins second Grammy
    2/9/24
    The 66th annual Grammy Awards will always be a memorable one for violinist and UB faculty member Melissa White. White, along with her colleagues in the Harlem Quartet and the New York-based wind quintet Imani Winds, won a Grammy for “Passion for Bach and Coltrane,” a work arranged and composed by Jeffrey Scott, who will join the UB music faculty this coming fall.
  • Professor Melissa White nominated for a Grammy Award
    11/21/23
    Violinist and UB Professor of Music, Melissa White, a member of the Harlem Quartet, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Compendium.
  • Graduate Assistantships Available
    11/21/23
    The Department of Music is pleased to announce the availability of Graduate Assistantships in Music for qualified applicants to our Masters of Music (MM) in Performance and Masters of Arts (MA) in Music History and Music Theory programs.
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