Meet the Performance Faculty

Jonathan Golove, Performance Unit Coordinator

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."

Jean Kopperud, clarinet

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

The full performance faculty is listed on the Faculty page.

The University at Buffalo Music Department has developed an internationally recognized niche for the creation and performance of new music. It also has a long legacy for the performance of chamber music. Performance study at UB provides a strong focus in both of these areas within the context of traditional instrumental and vocal training. The Department offers more than 125 public performances each year as an extension of the academic program. A wide range of performance opportunities are available to students, including participation in University Chorus, University Choir, UB Concert Band, UB Jazz Ensemble, UB Symphony Orchestra, UB Contemporary Ensemble, UB Opera Workshop, Student Noon Recitals, and numerous smaller ensembles and chamber groups.


Degree Programs

The Department offers two degrees in Performance: Mus. B. for undergraduates, and the M.M. for graduate students. There are several options for financial aid for undergraduates, and fellowships, teaching assistantships and graduate awards available to the prospective graduate student.

Mus. B. in Performance
Advanced Certificate in Contemporary Performance
M.M. in Performance



The Music Department of the University at Buffalo offers a wide variety of performing ensembles: resident professional ensembles, faculty ensembles, student-run ensembles, as well as a number of ensembles in which professionals, faculty, and students work side-by-side. The vast majority of student ensembles are open to all students in the university, regardless of major. For more info on UB performing ensembles, click here.