The core curricular mission of the Department includes a belief in the abiding value of musical performance for all undergraduates. To that end, Penn's Department of Music sponsors a wide range of professional and student performance activities in a wide variety of musical traditions that are open to all members of the university community. The Department also enjoys a long association with the performance of new music, boasting among its faculty some of America's most highly regarded composers. Applied Music (Music 010) offers a special program of instruction in vocal and instrumental solo and chamber music performance for music majors and minors. For non-music majors and minors, the Blutt College House Music Program offers subsidized private lessons and coachings.

Whether you are interested in attending a concert, participating in one of our ensembles, or taking private lessons, we hope you enjoy all that Penn has to offer. 

Dr. Michael Ketner
Director of Performance



To sign up for our Performance and Events email announcements and hear about our upcoming concerts, please send your contact info to:


Also, you can follow us on Facebook by clicking the icon below: