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.

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Shadow Day 2023

Join us on Thursday February 23, 2023 for our annual Shadow Day!

Meet Our Students & Alumni

  • Sean Patterson
    Sound Recording Technology

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

  • 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.

  • Malcolm Schrafft
    Music and Theatre Arts

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

  • Josh Santana
    Music Education, Community Music

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

  • An image of falling creatures from the Minecraft musical video "Chicken Hero, Villager Hero, Cow Hero" created by Assoc. Teaching Prof. Ramon Castillo

    Students Make Electronic Music with Minecraft

    Music students in the Contemporary Electronic Ensemble and Technology in Music Education class created music videos in Minecraft – and even invented their own instruments. They performed on Twitch and displayed their work in the UMass Lowell “building” at the 2022 Maker Music Festival.
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  • First-year teaching artist Emma Michaud plays with the Prelude ensemble of the UMass Lowell String Project

    Take a Bow: String Project Turns 20

    More than 20 years after it began, the UMass Lowell String Project is bringing accessible, high-quality music education on violin, viola and cello to Lowell-area schoolchildren – and giving UML music students teaching experience. 
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  • Chancellor Jacquie Moloney holds the hand of theatre arts student Lucas Bermudez, as philanthropist Nancy L. Donahue and theatre arts students Raphaela Pereira and Cristian Ramos Delgado look on

    Nancy L. Donahue Celebrates the Arts with $2 Million Gift

    This year, the Nancy L. Donahue Celebration of the Arts celebrated the Lowell philanthropist’s $2 million donation to renovate Durgin Concert Hall. It is only her latest gift to the university.