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Welcome to the Dickinson College Music Department! 

At Dickinson, we offer our students direct access to our faculty, all of whom studied at the top institutions within their fields (including the Curtis Institute, The Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Juilliard, the New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, and the Westminster Choir College).

The department offers students interested in music a wide range of curriculum choices in four areas: honing their performance skills under the guidance of performance studies faculty, learning how to craft a piece with our resident composition professor, or understanding how music and culture intersect with our professors of music history and theory.  Music majors are prepared solidly for further graduate studies in music and careers in music.  Students also engage their passion for music in our various ensembles, which allow both majors and non-majors to continue their music-making in a supportive, vibrant, and exciting environment.

In addition to our academic program, the music department also provides the greater Central Pennsylvania region with access to excellent performances by eminent artists such as Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Barry Snyder, and Rita Sloan, the ensemble Alarm Will Sound, award-winning vocal artists Nordic Voices, and other global artists from Indonesia, India, and Africa.  We also provide access to lectures by composers and scholars of international stature such as the greatly acclaimed composer Milton Babbitt, or Tim Page. As our calendar of Upcoming Events makes clear, Dickinson is a vibrant place for musical enjoyment and study.  We hope to see you soon!

For a complete list of upcoming musical events this semester, visit our Events Page.


Dickinson College Department of Music
Emil R. Weiss Center for the Arts
P.O. Box 1773 • Carlisle, PA 17013-2896 • 717-245-1568
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