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

The Music Department is closed for the summer. Check back in August to see our 2017-18 season!


Full Calendar


NEWS: Harvard Welcomes Braxton Shelley

We recently completed a search for a tenure-track musicologist, and could not be more thrilled with the result. He is an emerging scholar of outstanding promise, with a great potential to contribute to our community and to the field. Rising to the top of a highly competitive pool of candidates, he represents the bright future of musicology, and we look forward to working with him for years to come. Welcome to Harvard, Braxton Shelley!
—Suzannah Clark
Chair, Department of Music

• Du Yun
awarded Pulitzer; Ashley Fure finalist
• Talking About the NEW MUSIC CURRICULUM
• COMPOSERS: 2017 Fromm Commission Application Available
• Job Opening: Preceptor in Music Theory

“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