University at Buffalo

College of Arts and Sciences

Music Performance, Musicology, Music Theory, Composition


408 Capen Hall

Buffalo, NY 14260

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD Composition;PhD Historical Musicology and Music Theory

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The University at Buffalo Department of Music is one of the foremost centers for the creation, research, and performance of music in the United States. Our graduate programs in Composition, Historical Musicology and Music Theory, Music Librarianship, and Performance attract students from across the globe, and our alumni have gone on to pursue thriving careers. Our department presents over 150 concerts each year, with performances ranging from student ensembles to visiting artists of international renown. One of UB's greatest resources, and fundamental to all of our degree programs is the music library, conveniently located on site in the music building. In addition to more standard holdings, the music library possesses unusually strong collections in the areas of jazz, rare editions, and contemporary music (including related graphic arts). The strong contemporary music presence at UB ensures a lively, interdisciplinary community of composers, performers, and scholars.


Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the New York State Board of Regents

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 32-36 for Masters, 7

In State Tuition (per year): 10370 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20190 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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