Undergraduate Overview

Led by an internationally acclaimed faculty of composers, performers, conductors, music theorists, historians, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and technology innovators, the Dartmouth Music Department is at the cutting edge of today's music scholarship.

Performance and Instruction

Dartmouth is a place where arts and artists flourish, where musical journeys can be launched and take unexpected turns, and where exceptional resources, both human and institutional, are available to support creative work.

Dartmouth's Music Department has a long tradition of excellence and adventurousness. The music faculty enjoys getting to know the students who take our classes, whether or not they end up as majors or minors. We offer many different ways to study music, and many different kinds of music to study. Our curriculum features a broad range of classroom courses as well as diverse opportunities for performance studies with top-notch professionals, concerts, festivals, colloquia, and masterclasses that bring together students, faculty, and artists-in-residence in a variety of roles: performers, composers, conductors, curators, and producers.

Students do not have to be music majors or minors to participate in the Hopkins Center ensembles or take the Music Department's Individual Instruction Program lessons.