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College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Music Department

Mission Statement

The Department of Music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell strives:

  • To create a musical community that values and is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
  • To give the student an intensive professional education in his or her musical discipline.
  • To prepare each student with a strong, integrated foundation in creative musicianship.
  • To develop an informed and inquiring mind that enables each graduate to engage the fundamental issues of his or her art and to become an effective cultural leader in their communities.
  • To prioritize student success through offering the highest quality music instruction and opportunities for community engagement at an affordable cost.

Overview / Description

The Department of Music has 15 full-time faculty and 48 adjunct faculty. Our typical enrollment is approximately 350 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. Durgin Hall, home to the Department of Music, contains a 1200 seat concert hall, a 225 seat Recital Hall, six sound recording technology studios of various types (including world-class tracking and mixing spaces), a music technology laboratory (containing state of the art Apple workstations with MIDI keyboards), two ensemble rehearsal rooms, 30 practice rooms, and numerous classroom spaces.

The Department of Music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers five undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Music in Composition for New Media, Music Business, Music Performance (Instrumental and Voice options), Music Studies, and Sound Recording Technology. The department also offers the Master of Music in Music Education and Sound Recording Technology.

For additional information, visit the Department of Music website.