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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

The Music Department's Spring 2016 season will feature a number of exciting concerts and performances, both by UB students and faculty, as well as professional ensembles. Specific concert dates will be posted soon. Visit slee.buffalo.edu for more info.

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

Meet our Faculty

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."

Tom Kolor, percussion
Associate Professor of Music

Tom Kolor discusses being "obsessed" with music, and the musical utopia he's found at UB.