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 "All You Need is Love!” Valentine's Day concert. Image 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 about the Music Department.

Listen and watch on our YouTube Channel!

Shadow Day 2024

Join us on Thursday February 22, 2024 for our annual Shadow Day! Visit our webpage for Shadow Day information.

Meet Our Students & Alumni

  • Ed Priest '82
    French, Music

    Ed Priest came to UMass Lowell to study French and music, which led to a career teaching French and Spanish — and joining a mariachi band in Mexico.

  • Josh Santana
    Music Education, Community Music

    Josh Santana’s passion for community music grew from the UMass Lowell String Project.

  • Malcolm Schrafft
    Music and Theatre Arts

    Honors student Malcolm Schrafft studied his twin passions: music and theater.

  • Rachel Sullivan
    Music Education

    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.

  • SRT-Reunion-1

    Sound Recording Technology Alumni Share Wealth of Experiences

    Six graduates of UMass Lowell’s Sound Recording Technology program returned to UMass Lowell to share their range of career experiences as professionals and celebrate the program’s 40th anniversary.
    Featured Story
  • Band-Camp-1

    Symphonic Band Camp Hits High Note Celebrating 25 Years

    UMass Lowell’s Mary Jo Leahey Symphonic Band Camp celebrated 25 years of curating students’ passion for music, capped off by the camp’s first-ever performance at Symphony Hall in Boston.
    Featured Story

Support Music

Gifts at any level make a direct impact on thousands of UMass Lowell students and faculty every day.