Welcome to Harvard Music Department

The Harvard University Department of Music is devoted to the study and practice of music, and exists to provide a first-rate musical education that gives students advanced skills in music as well as knowledge of music history and repertory.


What's Happening NOW


3.25: Ana Maria Ochoa, Lévi Strauss/Anthropology of Music, 5:15, Davison
3.31: Parker Quartet, 3pm, Paine Hall
4.30: Pianist Angela Hewitt, Bach Odyssey, 8pm, Paine Hall
5.3: Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine
. A tour-de-force featuring soprano Julia Bullock, with original music by Tyshawn Sorey and texts by Claudia Rankine. With the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).
Full Calendar
All Music Department events are free and open to the public.


College Fellow Position Open: application by 3.31.19
Yvette Janine Jackson appointed assistant professor; will join the Creative Practice and Critical Inquiry graduate program 7.1.2019.
Yvette Janine Jackson

“Making art is one of the best feelings on earth, and it is also very hard to make art.”
—Wadada Leo Smith,
Bending Toward Justice panel discussion at Harvard