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Musicians from the UMass Lowell World Music Ensemble perform at Celebrate Cambodian Arts, a festival honoring Cambodian cultural heritage.

Music Department

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.

Three musicians at the University Orchestra's Photo by Tory Germann

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.

Shadow Days!

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February 22-23, 2018

Interested in majoring in Music? Come check out UMass Lowell! Spend the day while you audition and see for yourself what Music at UMass Lowell can offer you!

Learn More about our 2018 Shadow Days!

Register Online for the Feb. 22 Shadow Day

Register Online for the Feb. 23 Shadow Day

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The UMass Lowell Edge

  • Thomas McGurk


    A graduate of the Sound Recording Technology Program, Thomas McGurk '91 owns his own studio and is a seven-time Emmy award winner.

  • Joshua Santana

    Music Education

    When music education major Joshua Santana teaches local grade-schoolers to play violin through the university’s String Project, he connects with them because he was once in their shoes.

  • Adam Ayan

    Sound Recording Technology

    How many people can say they’ve worked with Madonna and the Rolling Stones? UMass Lowell alumnus Adam Ayan can.