Karen Desmond joins the department as Assistant Professor of Music. Her research focuses on the intellectual and aesthetic experience of music in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. > more
The Robert Koff Scholarship in Music was created in 2014 as a tribute to the late musician, scholar and beloved Brandeis professor for outstanding students who are active in the music community at the University. > more
Acclaimed soloist, chamber musician and teacher Andrea Segar joins the Lydian String Quartet as their first violinist and the music department as Associate Professor of the Practice in Music. > more
About the Department of Music
The Brandeis Department of Music offers students the opportunity to experience music as both scholarship and a process of creation and performance. We believe in uniting musical excellence with intellectual inquiry. At Brandeis, we help our students to awaken their creative identity within the context of one of the country's most progressive universities.
Founded by preeminent American composer Irving Fine, our department features a distinguished faculty of world-renowned composers, award-winning authors and scholars, instrumentalists, vocalists and conductors. We offer broad-based undergraduate majors and minors that combine the study of history, theory, composition and performance. Our nationally acclaimed graduate programs focus specifically on composition and theory, and musicology.
The Brandeis Department of Music is currently seeking a composer at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning in academic year 2017-18. Click here to learn more!