Welcome to Harvard Music Department

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


What's Happening NOW


3.24.18: Choral Composers Concert, Parker & vocalists, 3pm, Paine Hall
3.29.18: Claire Chase, flute, 8pm, Holden
3.31.18: Fromm Players, Resistance & Hope, 7pm, Paine Hall

All Music Department events are free and open to the public.

Full Calendar


Claire Chase
, Esperanza Spalding Join Music Faculty

OPENING: Tenure-track professor in Composition, with an emphasis on theater and/or media and/or mixed media collaborations

“Making art is one of the best feelings on earth, and it is also very hard to make art.”
—Wadada Leo Smith,
Bending Toward Justice panel discussion at Harvard