Group playing music in the Corcoran atrium

Music

Students Jorah Huntington (trumpet), Matthew Kalish (cello) and Professor Jeffrey Watson (piano) perform Cooman's Lyric Trio for Video: Students Jorah Huntington (trumpet), Matthew Kalish (cello) and Professor Jeffrey Watson (piano) perform Cooman's Lyric Trio for Trumpet, Cello, and Piano

Pursue individualized studies in one of the country’s most musically active centers

The BA in Music program within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences offers a broad base for understanding music as an art form and as a social, economic and political practice. The department’s faculty of scholars and creative artists includes members of the National Symphony and Kennedy Center orchestras. All students, regardless of their majors, may perform with vocal and instrumental jazz groups, orchestras, choruses, bands, opera productions, chamber music groups and musical theater.

Located in one of the most musically active centers in the country, the George Washington University takes pride in the important role of music in its academic programs and campus life. The department offers foundational courses in music theory, history, composition, performance and ethnomusicology, as well as a variety of upper-level seminars that prepare students for their required senior projects.

The Department of Music has a faculty of scholars and creative artists, among them well-known performers, teachers and members of the National Symphony and Kennedy Center orchestras.

Students have a variety of performing groups to choose from including jazz bands, orchestra, chorus, symphonic band, wind ensemble and Latin band—all of which present regular concerts on campus, in D.C. and on tour.

For more information, please go to the Department of Music website.