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Harold Rosenbaum receives Ditson Award

Harold Rosenbaum, director of the UB Choir and Chorus, was awarded the Ditson Conductor's Award by Columbia University for "contributions to the advancement of American music." Mr. Rosenbaum is the founder and director of the New York Virtuoso Singers and Canticum Novum Singers. Composer Fred Lerdahl, secretary of the Alice M. Ditson Fund, said, "Harold Rosenbaum is one of the most accomplished and versatile choral conductors of our time." (read more).

June in Buffalo Performance Institute 2015

The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music is pleased to announce the second June in Buffalo Performance Institute for May 29th to June 7th, 2015 on the campus of the University at Buffalo. All instrumental performers with an interest in 20th and 21st century music are welcome to apply. The Performance Institute will coincide with the annual June in Buffalo festival for composers (June 1st-June 7th, 2015).

2015 Performance Institute faculty will include:

Application and tuition information will be made available by July 1st, 2014.
A full roster of visiting composers and ensembles will be published online in the fall of 2014.

All information is subject to change.

For more info click here.

Spring/Fall 2014 Applications


Sat, October 26, 2013
Lippes Concert Hall
1:30 - 4:30pm
(During Open House)

February 1-2, 2014
Lippes Concert Hall
10:00am - 3:00pm

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

Millonzi Distinguished Honors Scholarship

The Tuition Debt Crisis: How UB Music Compares

Graduate Audition Request Form

Graduate Application Packet

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.

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UB Summer String Workshop 2014

A six-day course open to string players of all ages, aimed at exposing players and music educators to the many facets of string playing in our current era.
June 27-July 2, 2014
UB North Campus