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


9.17.19: Mike Ladd, hip-hop musician/producer, 3:15, Davison
9.20.19: Parker Quartet, 8pm, Paine Hall
9.23.19: Barbara Hannigan, soprano/conductor, 5:15 Paine Hall
9.24.19: Dean's noontime, Parker Quartet, 12:15, UHall
9.25.19: Liza Lim/Composing Women/Claire Chase, 12:30, ArtLab, Allston
Full Calendar
All Music Department events are free and open to the public.


Music Theory Placement Exam: Friday August 30
9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm in rooms 4 and 9 in the Music Building EXAM INFO

Cinema for the Ears: WGBH profiles HUSEAC and electroacoustic composition at Harvard (4:51)

“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