Students in Rodin Opera Scenes 2017

Students in the Rodin Opera Scenes program perform a scene from "Die Fledermaus"

Lerner Center - the Department of Music

Originally built in 1890, the Lerner Center was restored in 2010 and is now a LEED gold certified building.

Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" presented by the Daedalus Quartet and the Theater Arts Program

The Daedalus Quartet and guests rehearse Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" with dancers at the Arthur Ross Gallery, Jan 2016 (pc:  Penn Art & Culture)

Xak Bjerken masterclass

Masterclass of Xak Bjerken, pianist, with Elaine Lee (C'19). Mr. Bjerken (Cornell University) played in a concert at Penn in 2016.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe @ the ICA

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe performs at the ICA as part of the MUSICA PRACTICA / ELETTRONICA VIVA electronic music series, Spring 2016 (pc:  Penn Art & Culture)

Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. We offer undergraduates the opportunity to major or minor in music, affording students across the university access to first-rate faculty and providing performance opportunities in a wide range of ensembles. Our graduate programs in composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory have produced leading scholars and award-winning artists. A defining feature of the department is the high degree of interaction between faculty, graduates, undergraduates, and performance directors and ensembles. The department also fosters fruitful relationships with the wider community, and is defined, too, by a strong sense of civic engagement at the local and global level. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s most important cultural centers, the department’s newly renovated and expanded facilities create an ideal setting for our community to engage in the rich array of intellectual and artistic pursuits to which we are committed. We look forward to welcoming you!

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