Department of Music & Theatre

Music Studies and Performance

Welcome to Music Studies and Performance at the University at Albany! We provide students with a variety of specialized B.A. programs which include Music, Performance, Vocal Performance, Composition, Conducting, Musicology, and Theory. Our programs offer not only a high level of instruction, but a unique degree of faculty attention and guidance. We also offer a music minor.


News & Announcements

CONDUCTOR-IN-RESIDENCE JOSÉ DANIEL FLORES-CARABALLO TO SPEAK ON MARCH 31

In anticipation of Albany Pro Musica's concert, “A City of Immigrants,” Artistic Director and University at Albany Conductor-in-Residence José Daniel Flores-Caraballo will present a lecture-demonstration. (Read more...)


MY COOL TOOLS: BAND DIRECTOR KEVIN CHAMPAGNE

Kevin Champagne (UAlbany Band Director) is a member of the Lansingburgh Teachers Association and band director at Lansingburgh High School and Knickerbacker Middle School in Rensselaer County. "Studying music, particularly playing an instrument, is one of the very few things that touches on all of the domains: mental, physical and emotional," he says. "Lots of studies connect music study with math skills and reading skills." (Read more...)


STORY OF A RECORDING: "INFINITE SPIRIT: REVISITING MUSIC OF THE MWANDISHI BAND"

Bob Gluck, Associate Professor, Department of Music and Theatre "It was playing with Herbie that I found myself." With those words, jazz master drummer Billy Hart described his three years performing in pianist Herbie Hancock's formative Sextet during the early 1970s. (Read more...)


RECOGNITION CEREMONY

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., the Departments of Art & Art History and Music & Theatre hosted a Recognition Ceremony for their majors where each graduate was individually recognized for his/her achievement. (Read more...)


UALBANY ENSEMBLES IN CONCERT

The University Chamber Singers will be in concert along with the University-Community Symphony Orchestra and Chorale:

Saturday, April 25 at 3pm
Trinity Methodist Church
235 Lark Street, Albany

FREE admission

This select group of dedicated students performs a repertory that spans the globe as well as a wide range of compositional styles and musical periods. This concert will feature Mozart's Coronation Mass and other selections.


PEP BAND AT NCAA TOURNAMENT GAMES

Prof. Kevin Champagne and the UAlbany Pep Band were part of the excitement as they played for basketball fans at both the men's and women's tournament games. Prof. Champagne has been leading the Pep Band as well as our University-Community Symphonic Band for over ten years now. And in the fall of 2013, he began leading our new Marching Great Danes Band. Recently, Prof. Champagne was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule to share some thoughts about the Pep Band's participation in March Madness: (Read more...)


MUSIC ALUM IN THE NEWS

"When pianist Bobby Gangloff plays Vero’s first Blues and Barbecue Festival next weekend, it’ll make the inaugural event seem like a long Vero tradition." (Read more...)


NEW MUSIC AND CULTURE SYMPOSIUM on January 29-31, 2015

Organized by UAlbany faculty member Max Lifchitz, this SUNY-wide conference includes public concerts, lecture/recitals, panel discussions and master classes highlighting the artistic accomplishments of composers affiliated with the SUNY system. (Read more...)

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