Brandeis will host the Aston Magna Summer Music Workshops with Lydian String Quartet violinist Daniel Stepner starting June 21, as well Aston Magna Music Festival concerts on June 18, June 25, July 2, and July 16. > more
Graduate Program Chair in Musicology and renowned Bach scholar Eric Chafe has just released his latest book, Tears into Wine: J.S. Bach's Cantata 21 in its Musical and Theological Contexts, published by Oxford University Press. > more
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
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.