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

Fri. 3.31.17 Bach B-Minor Mass, 8:00, Sanders Theatre
Tues. 4.4.17 Music Concentrator Recital, 12:00 noon, Paine Hall
Thurs. 4.4.17 Composition Thesis Recital, 12:00 noon, Paine Hall
Tues 4.11.17 Conversation with Andris Nelsons, 6:30, Paine Hall

Full Calendar


Andris Nelsons at Harvard's Paine Hall

COMPOSERS: 2017 Fromm Commission Application Available
New Music Curriculum Approved, Begins Fall 2017

“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