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The Department of Music has twenty full-time and eight part-time faculty members, as well as five active emeritus professors, including internationally known scholars, composers, and performers. The faculty is augmented from time to time by distinguished visiting performers, composers, and scholars.


The nine-member staff of the Music Department, including the Cornell Concert Series, may be found in 101 Lincoln Hall.

Graduate Students

The Graduate Field of Music generally matriculates six students per year to its three programs (musicology, composition, and performance practice). There are approximately twenty-five to thirty graduate students in residence in any given year.

Undergraduate Students

Over two thousand undergraduates per year from across the campus take courses in the Music Department or perform in its ensembles. There are approximately twenty music majors at any one time and many students minor in music.