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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.

Virtual Visits

Normally we are happy to welcome you to Lincoln Hall to visit and meet professors and fellow students. Since that is not possible right now, if you are interested in learning more about a particular class, please browse our course listings, including instructions for signing up for our lessons program, and reach out to the appropriate faculty member. Check back here for additional future virtual options.

Violin, Oboe, Horn, and Voice students may observe a lesson or make an appointment with the following instructors:

Lucy Fitz Gibbon, voice: any student is most welcome to attend our weekly studio class, Singers' Forum, which is on Fridays from 3-5 PM. Contact for the link. Any student with questions about voice lessons or singing at Cornell is encouraged to contact Lucy by email.

Tamara Acosta, voice,

Gary Moulsdale, voice,

Emily DiAngelo, oboe,

Ilze Brink-Button, horn,

Ariana Kim, violin,


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