- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
In the Music Department, students will experience a low teacher to student ratio within a dynamic and personal learning environment. Students will work with faculty who are active and renowned performers and scholars. Apart from individual lessons, the Music Department offers small music history and music theory classes so that students are given every opportunity to thrive in an academic setting. Students will find themselves apart of a close-knit community, forming lasting professional connections and friendships among their peers. Music majors and minors are well supported through advising and faculty mentoring. Students will have opportunities to pursue internships that will connect them to Buffalo’s active cultural and musical environment.
About Our Facilities
The Music department is housed in two adjoining buildings: Baird Hall and Slee Hall. Baird Hall facilities include a multi-purpose recital/rehearsal room, classrooms, 45 practice rooms, teaching studios, administrative and faculty offices, a student lounge, the Music Library, a band rehearsal room, a fully-equipped computer music classroom, and a full percussion corridor, including a percussion teaching studio, practice rooms, and two percussion ensemble rehearsal rooms.
Slee Hall offers the 750-seat Lippes Concert Hall with its three-manual and pedal Fisk tracker pipe organ, composition teaching studios, an orchestra rehearsal room, a recording studio, state-of-the-art computer music studios, and the concert/box office.
About Our Faculty
The faculty at the University at Buffalo Department of Music is comprised of internationally known soloists, ensemble musicians, orchestral players, composers, music theorists, and historical musicologists committed to preparing students for careers in music. The department's modest size insures that students receive a high degree of individual instruction and supervision from 12 full time professors, 16 adjunct professors, and 16 teaching assistants. Members of the music faculty currently hold prestigious appointments such as Slee Chair, the Birge Cary Chair, and the Ziegele Chair.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the Music department website for additional information about our faculty.