Welcome to the Music Department

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Upcoming Lecture

Dr. Zachary Bernstein

Thursday, April 20, 2017
250 Baird Halll
4:00pm – 5:30pm
All are welcome to attend


Fall 2017 Applications

Sunday, January 29, 2017
250 Baird Hall
1:00 – 3:00pm
(new/incoming students)

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
1:00 – 3:00pm
(new/incoming students)

Sunday, March 26, 2017
250 Baird Hall
1:00 – 3:00pm
(new/incoming students)

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

Steps to Music Education certification at UB

Get certified for New York State.

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.

UB Summer Strings Workshop 2017

The UB Summer Strings Workshop will be hosted by UB String Faculty member Jonathan Golove (cello), along with Workshop colleagues Andrea Cone (violin), Leanne Darling (viola), Rachel Lauber (conducting), and Donna Lorenzo (viola).

The workshop will include hourly lessons, chamber music coaching, master classes, contemporary music workshop, string orchestra rehearsals, faculty recital, student recitals and string orchestra concert. Each student will receive at least one 60-minute lesson during the course of the workshop. Extra lessons can be arranged at additional cost. Selected students and groups will be performing in the student solo/chamber music recitals.

The workshop's goal is to expose players and music educators to the many facets of string playing in our current era. Through this six-day course, participants will be able to work intensively and improve their skills in solo, chamber music and orchestral playing. A certificate will be awarded to all participants who complete the course successfully.

For more info, click here.

Featured News

Meet our Faculty

The Academic Study of Music

James Currie, Richard Plotkin, and Stephanie Vander Wel discuss the academic study of music at UB, including Music Theory and Historical Musicology.

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.