Music : Overview

Department of Music

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
226 Baird Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4700

Phone: 716.645.2758
Fax: 716.645.6196
Web Address:
Jeffrey Stadelman
Office of the Chair
Karen A. Sausner
Director of Student Programs


The Department of Music offers performers, scholars and composers a stimulation and exciting environment in which to develop their talents. The faculty is comprised of internationally known soloists, ensemble musicians,orchestral players, composers, music theorists and historical musicologists committed to preparing students for careers in music. Our goal is to provide a diverse array of courses for music majors, minors, and non-majors which will help them to build a strong foundation in many areas of music.

In addition to offering weekly studio lessons, the faculty direct performance initiatives at the university and throughout the local community, providing students with unique performance opportunities in Buffalo and around western New York.

The Department of Music hosts over 150 events annually, showcasing internationally recognized visiting artists and lecturers. The Music Library houses one of the largest collections in the eastern United States with fully catalogued holdings of 224,000 items including scores, volumes, periodicals, sound recordings, videos, slides and photographs. Students have a dazzling variety of performance opportunities including UB Symphony Orchestra, Opera Studio, University Chorus, University Choir, UB Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, UB Jazz Ensemble, Student Recitals, Contemporary Ensemble, and numerous other small ensembles. Other opportunities to study in the classroom include offerings such as Music in the Movies, Music and Society, Rock Music and Electronic Music.

Updated: 13 Oct 2015 06:17:28 EDT