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Department of Music

Faculty In The News
A performance by internationally renowned quintet Empire Brass featured a composition by Professor Zhou Tian, inspired by the painting Night-Shining White. READ MORE
Performance Groups
We feature a number of choral ensembles, jazz performance, and the University Orchestra for you to find your musical outlet.  READ MORE
Music Faculty
Compelling instruction and professional performance. Meet our music faculty.
Voice Lessons
Whether or not your academic focus is in the music department, we offer professional vocal lessons that you can participate in. READ MORE
Spring 2014 Events
We have a compelling slate of performances and concerts scheduled for this spring! DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE
Music at Colgate offers numerous exciting opportunities! Not only are there excellent opportunities for performance, but we also focus on training intelligent musicians with an equally strong background in history and theory.  

About Music

Music at Colgate offers exciting opportunities for singers and players of almost any instrument, from private lessons to major ensembles. We also teach music theory at every level from beginners to advanced, and integrate music history into the Liberal Arts curriculum. Below are some of the opportunities within our department.

Studying music with us at Colgate will open new doors for you in the creative and performing arts. Choice is our key word. You decide your level of involvement. Every class, lesson, and/or performing group is open to any Colgate student. You can totally immerse yourself as a major, or simply take one class. 

If you are interested in serious study, we offer more performance opportunities with individualized attention from our faculty than at most music schools.

Our major organizations are the Colgate University Orchestra and the Colgate University Choral Ensembles. The Colgate Chamber Players and the Concert Jazz Ensemble also provide opportunities for performance.
Student and faculty member practicing violin side by side

Success after Colgate

Alumni who majored in music are pursuing careers in a variety of fields. Check out just a few of the possibilities out there for our majors. READ MORE

Department Contacts

ChairMarietta Cheng
Concert manager: Lorraine Joseph
Administrative assistant: Amanda Smith
Office: 102 Dana Arts Center
Phone: 315-228-7642
Dept. Fax: 315-228-7557