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A violinist performs at the University Orchestra's "All You Need is Love!” Valentine's Day concert.

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.

The UMass Lowell Edge

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    Sound Recording Technology

    For this sound recording technology grad, it’s all between the ears.

  • Thomas McGurk

    Music

    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.

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