The Robert Koff Scholarship in Music was recently created as a tribute to the late musician, scholar and beloved Brandeis professor, and will be awarded to outstanding students who are active in the music community. > more
We salute Daniel Stepner as he retires from the positions of Professor of the Practice and first violinist of the Lydian String Quartet following 29 amazing years. Share your memories and well-wishes in the comments section! > more
A cello performance and environmental studies double major, Leonard Bernstein Fellow, and principal cellist of the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, MacKay has ambitions to play his cello around the world. > 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.