We are an innovative, contemporary institution dedicated to providing tomorrow's musicians with a superior education and viable career training within the changing musical landscape of the 21st century.
Our mission is to provide students with superior music education that will prepare them for meaningful careers in the profession. The Music Department is one of the largest departments in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Learn more.
Music student Jay Souweine is a jazz trumpeter, member of the marching band and plays taps at military funerals – yet he loves UMass Lowell for being more rounded than a conservatory.
Honors student Kripa Joseph is earning her B.A. and M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies in four years, while minoring in music and pursuing internships that promote diversity and respect among cultures.
Music studies major Rachel Sullivan discovered more than a way to earn money through her campus job with Transportation Services. She also found a genuine camaraderie that has enriched her college experience.
A graduate of the Sound Recording Technology Program, Thomas McGurk '91 owns his own studio and is a seven-time Emmy award winner.