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


Tues., 9.25 Conversation w/ David Crosby, 5pm, Sanders Theatre
Tues., 9.25 Humanities Seminar: Emily Dolan, 6pm, Barker 114
Tues., 9.25 Claire Chase's 21st-c ensemble, 8:30pm, Harvard Yard
Sat., 9.29 Harvard Group for New Music w/DAD, 8pm, Paine Hall
Fri., 10.5 Parker Quartet, 8pm, Paine Hall
Full Calendar
All Music Department events are free and open to the public.


Yvette Janine Jackson appointed assistant professor; will join the Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry graduate program 7.1.2019.
Yvette Janine Jackson

“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