The Music Department is made up of 25 permanent faculty whose expertise ranges from sound studies to chant, Schubert to Schenker, the musics of South Asia and Ethiopia to contemporary improvisation, Global Pop, Musical Theater, and jazz. Forty to sixty undergraduate concentrators and 70 graduate students with equally wide-ranging interests comprise our student population. Visiting scholars and fellows, student musicians, and artists-in-residence round out the department's academic and performing community.

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Affiliated Faculty

Visiting Faculty

Associates of the Harvard Music Department 2018-19


Noel Bisson, Harvard University
Phoebe Carrai, Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Tom Everett, Associate
Edward Jones, Gund University Organist and Choirmaster
Mark Olson, Director of the Harvard Bands
Thomas Sheehan, Memorial Church
Steven Takasugi, Associate

Visiting Fellows and Scholars

Alexandra Amati, Visiting Scholar
Giovanni Cestino, Visiting Fellow (University of Milan)
Polina Dessiatnitchenko, Post-Doc Fellow (spring 19) In her research, Polina explores the creativity of Azerbaijani mugham as a realm for emerging post-Soviet identities. Her cross-disciplinary approach juxtaposes vast ethnographic data with hermeneutic phenomenology, phenomenology of mysticism, and affect theory.
Emily MacGregor, Post-Doc Fellow (fall 2018)
YunFei Yu, Visiting Scholar


Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director and Founder
Jill Horner, Curricular Advisor
Elizabeth Keller-Tripp, Artistic Administrator

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Laura Buch
Paul Corneilson
Jason B. Grant
Mark W. Knoll