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


11.15.19: Tribute to Ray Santos, Jazz Bands, 8pm, Lowell
11.16.19: River Charles Ensemble, 8pm, Paine Hall
11.17.19: Students of 181 w/U Choir, 11am, Memorial Church
11.17.19: Parker Quartet, 8pm, Paine Hall
11.21.19: Music 160 Composing Theatre, 3:15pm, Room Six
11.23.19: HR Chorus, 8pm, Sanders
11.23.19: GSAS Orchestra, 8pm, Paine Hall
11.26.19: Barwick: Catherine Lamb, 3:15pm, Davison

Full Calendar
All Music Department events are free and open to the public except where noted.


Fromm Foundation Announces 2019 Commissions

“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