A group of happy people singing on stage in Baird Recital Hall.

Music Performance students have opportunities to explore both traditional and contemporary music, in an internationally recognized center for new music, with a storied legacy of the performance of classical chamber music. In addition to a range of traditional performing ensembles, such distinctive and unusual groups as the Genkin Philharmonic, Open! String Ensemble and Transatlantic Ensemble offer students active collaborations with faculty and other students.

Degree Options

Performance Highlights

We offer more than 150 public performances each year. A wide range of performance venues are available to students, including University ChorusUniversity Choir, UB Concert BandUB Jazz EnsemblesUB Symphony OrchestraUB Contemporary Ensemble and numerous smaller ensembles and chamber groups

The department also hosts visiting artists and ensembles throughout the year. Music students receive free admission to a full season of concerts and the opportunity to participate in guest master classes with leading musicians. 

Our Faculty

Students in a performance class.

The performance faculty is comprised of world-renowned soloists, ensemble musicians, and orchestral players committed to preparing UB students for careers in music. The department's low student-teacher ratio ensures that students receive a high degree of individual instruction and supervision. In addition to offering weekly studio lessons, the faculty direct performance initiatives at the university and throughout the local community, providing students with unique performance opportunities in Buffalo and greater Western New York.

Questions? Contact Professor Kolor, area coordinator, with any music performance related inquiries