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Fall 2016 Applications

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
10:00am – 3:00pm
(UB students only)

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.

2016 Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute Workshop

The Harold Rosenbaum Choral Conducting Institute was established in 2014 to provide choral conductors with an opportunity for growth. The institute offers workshops sponsored by the music departments at Columbia University, Wesleyan University, Queens College, Adelphi University, and the University at Buffalo. These workshops are open to choral conductors from around the world who wish to enhance their careers, expand their contacts and have an intensive experience with Dr. Harold Rosenbaum, one of the world's leading choral conductors.

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.

A Musical Initiative

The Music Department is proud to announce its affiliation with Buffalo String Works, a non-profit organization which provides after-school music lessons to the underserved population on Buffalo's west side. This endeavor is spearheaded by Prof. Yuki Numata Resnick (UB Professor of violin and viola), Elise Golove (music teacher at School 45) and Virginia Barron (violist and WNED radio announcer). In addition to providing music lessons, BSW serves as a training ground for future music educators through an internship class available for UB students. BSW's current interns are Ellen Aroune, Arielle Balthazard, Fildza Rizal and Blair Sailer, all music majors at UB. Not only will these students strengthen and hone their skills as teachers through private and group instruction, but they will also develop organizational, entrepreneurial and communication skills through their administrative roles in Buffalo String Works. For more information, please visit www.buffalostringworks.org or contact Prof. Numata Resnick at yukinuma@buffalo.edu.

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.