• Tuition fee 33696
  • Currency $
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Educational Form taught
  • Language English
  • Scolarships and other features payed
  • Programme Description

    The Harvard University Department of Music is devoted to the study and practice of music, and exists to provide a first-rate music education that gives students advanced skills and knowledge of music history, repertory, and performance.

    As an academic department, the Music Department offers both an undergraduate and a graduate program. Undergraduates receive an A.B. with a concentration in music. Graduate students complete a Ph.D. program in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, or composition.

    There is also an A.M. course in Performance Practice designed for a small number of specialized students who are engaged in careers as performers and teachers, and a dual degree program in tandem with New England Conservatory where undergraduate students earn an A.B. from Harvard and a M.M. from NEC over the course of five years.

    Although students cannot earn a vocal or instrumental performance degree (such as a B.M., M.M., or D.M.A.), performance is very much a part of music department coursework, and students are welcome to join any of the many extracurricular music performance groups on campus.

    The Music Department is located in the renovated Fanny Peabody Mason Music building, which houses classrooms, music practice rooms, the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, the Harvard University Studio for Electroacoustic Composition (HUSEAC), an Ethnomusicology Lab, Collection of Instruments, and faculty and administrative offices. The Department sponsors numerous concerts, colloquia, lectures and special music events each month, which are free to students and the public.

    We are located directly behind the Science Center at the corner of Kirkland and Oxford Streets.


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