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Fall 2016 Applications

Sunday, January 31, 2016
250 Baird Hall

Sunday, February 7, 2016
250 Baird Hall

Sunday, March 13, 2016
250 Baird Hall

Masters of Music applicants must audition on or before February 7th in order to be considered for assistantship support. For more information or to sign up for an audition and apply to the UB Department of Music, please click on the links below:

Undergraduate Audition Request Form

Undergraduate Application Packet

Graduate Audition Request Form

Graduate Admissions

Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship

The Tuition Debt Crisis: How UB Music Compares

Upcoming Events

Escher String Quartet

Slee Beethoven Cycle, Concert II
November 14, 7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall

Escher String Quartet

Slee Beethoven Cycle, Concert III
November 15, 7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall

UB Concert Band

Fall Concert II
November 17, 7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall

Hector Olivera, organ

Visiting Organist
November 21, 7:30pm
Lippes Concert Hall

UB Jazz Ensembles

Fall Concert
November 22, 3:00pm
Lippes Concert Hall

Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Performance

The Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Performance at the UB Music Department is a new degree plan designed to provide students with creative opportunities to develop their experience in contemporary music performance.

Students will study all aspects of contemporary music performance, presentation, recording, and entrepreneurship.

In collaboration with UB's Center for 21st Century Music, students have the opportunity to perform with the Slee Sinfonietta, at the June in Buffalo Festival, and in the greater Buffalo area. The Department is home to an internationally recognized graduate program in Composition, exceptional performance venues, and a comprehensive library collection of contemporary music scores and recordings.

Open enrollment going on now! More info.

Featured News

Joining us for the fall semester is Prof. Anne Marie Weaver, recent recipient of the Ph.D. in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music,as well as awards including a Raymond N. Ball Dissertation Year Fellowship, and a Student Paper Prize for "Some Fuss About a Flea: Musorgsky's 'Song of the Flea in Auerbach's Cellar' and Its Sources in Beethoven and Gounod," as part of an American Musicological Society Chapter Meeting: New York-St. Lawrence Chapter. Prof. Weaver will be teaching the first semester of our Music History survey for majors and minors, MUS 213, along with a graduate seminar entitled, "A Century of European Art Song, ca. 1812-1914."

Weaver's dissertation, Art Song in Nineteenth-Century Russia: An International Exploration, uncovered the cosmopolitan nature of Russian song, a genre which typically avoids trends associated with musical nationalism and fully participates in the Western European traditions of song-writing. Weaver is currently focusing on publishing her dissertation as a scholarly monograph, and is planning some new research on Glinka's song collection, A Farewell to St. Petersburg. Weaver's other scholarly interests include opera from all time periods, and the many roles women played in the nineteenth-century musical world.

Meet our Faculty

Yuki Numata Resnick, violin
Assistant Professor of Music

Yuki Numata Resnick discusses building a new repertoire for violin, being a well-rounded musician, and teaching music on Buffalo's West Side with the Buffalo String Works program.

Jon Nelson, trumpet
Professor of Music

Jon Nelson discusses the concert band's thought-provoking repertoire and professional work ethic, and the importance of establishing a musical presence in Buffalo.

Jonathan Golove, 'cello
Associate Professor

On working closely with students and visiting artists: "I think the greatest reward is interacting with people from a variety of traditions. It's really eye and mind-opening."

George Caldwell, piano
Adjunct Instructor of Music

George Caldwell, director of the UB Jazz Ensembles, discusses his strategy of working with students, and sharing his experiences of making music with some of the great jazz performers of the 20th century.

Eric Huebner, piano
Associate Professor of Music

Eric Huebner discusses the Music in Buffalo's Historic Places series, and working with his students on musicality, interpretation, and guiding them toward more mature performances.

Jean Kopperud, clarinet
Professor of Music

Prof. Jean Kopperud, clarinet, and students discuss the performance skills course,
"On the Edge."