Music at Cornell students performing

Prospective Students

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Welcome to the Department of Music! Cornell’s music department offers a wealth of exciting courses, music-making opportunities, a world-class library – and the promise of lifelong friendships and extracurricular interests around music. We hope you’ll take advantage of visiting virtual classes, getting to know faculty and students, and taking a virtual tour of Lincoln Hall and our performance venues.

We look forward to making your transition to college life intellectually stimulating, artistically creative – the most memorable time of your life.

With all best wishes,

Xak Bjerken, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about becoming involved in the music department.


Our faculty and students have been hard at work on a variety of projects even though we must be apart at this time. Visit our Quarantunes page to see some highlights, and follow us on Facebook for more!

Student News

Blog posts from students discuss different ways of being involved in music on campus. Visit the News section of our website for additional interesting stories.

See a need on campus? Start a new club

Students find community in a cappella group

Student finds opportunity to travel through passion through music