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Music BA - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: 10.05 MUSIC-LIBERAL ARTS PROG, CIP: 50.0901 Music, General)

Department of Music

226 Baird Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4700

Jonathan Golove

Tom Kolor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Karen A. Sausner
Director of Student Programs

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Academic Opportunities

Ongoing Scholarship Opportunities

Annual Undergraduate Scholarship auditions or submission of portfolios are held in March for those students currently in the UB music program to re-apply for scholarships for the following year. Information on these scholarships is sent annually to students’ UB email accounts.

Practice Rooms

Practice rooms are available to any student currently enrolled in a music course. Rooms are available only during the period of enrollment. Authorization forms can be picked up in 220 Baird Hall.

Experiential Learning

Students working on special projects in connection with their undergraduate degree program may enroll in Independent Study or specially-arranged internships for credit. The Department of music has extensive experiential learning opportunities for majors, minors, and non-majors.

  • UB Symphony Orchestra
  • UB Concert Band
  • UB Choir
  • UB Chorus
  • UB Jazz Big Band
  • UB Jazz Combo
  • Guitar Basics
  • One the Edge Performance
  • Arts One
  • Chamber Ensembles
  • Elementary Conducting
  • Opera Studio
  • Composition Seminar
  • Dance Accompaniment
  • Contemporary Ensemble
  • Applied lessons – Vocal and instrumental
  • Music Internships
  • Recording Studio
  • Music Technology

Extracurricular Activities

The Department of Music hosts over 150 events annually, showcasing internationally recognized visiting artists and lecturers. These include concerts by all of our department ensembles, faculty recitals, the Visiting Artist Series, the Slee Sinfionetta, and various lectures and Master Classes - all open to the public.

See the UB Student Association webpage.

Honors and Awards

Students are awarded scholarship awards based on auditions (Mus B) or submission of portfolios (BA). See Scholarships and Financial Support.

Departmental Honors

Concerto Competition - The University at Buffalo Department of Music and the UB Symphony Orchestra collaborate to hold an annual Concerto Competition in which selected winners will be chosen to perform as soloist(s) in concert with the UB Symphony Orchestra.

Outstanding Senior – Each Spring, the Dean of UB’s College of Arts and Sciences honors the most outstanding senior from each department. The award recognizes the undergraduate who has best demonstrated the highest level of academic achievement and involvement in the Department of Music and field of music.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:41:26