Department of Music

Department of Music

The Department of Music is a community of scholars, creators, and performers dedicated to exploring music’s past, present, and future.

Through multiple modes of inquiry and experience, the department advances new ways of understanding music as both creative expression and cultural practice throughout the world. The department promotes musical education, research, and engagement at the highest standards of excellence on an open and inclusive basis.


Music Making

The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all available for academic credit.

Students may choose to join one of the department's many performing groups
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Students seeking to improve their playing or singing ability have the option of taking individual private lessons with about thirty professional musicians from the greater Boston-Providence area.
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Recent News

News from the Department of Music

Ruby Erickson Produces Podcast about Cabo Verdean Music

PhD Candidate in Musicology & Ethnomusicology Ruby Erickson produced "Sounds from the Eleventh Star" with Cabo Verdean-American performer and scholar Candida Rose Baptista.
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Upcoming Performances and Lectures