Department of Music
Welcome to the Department of Music at the University at Albany! We are a growing department that provides 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
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...)
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., the Departments of Art, Music, and Theatre hosted a Recognition Ceremony for their majors where each graduate was individually recognized for his/her achievement. (Read more...)
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 recently. Prof. Champagne has been leading the Pep Band as well as our University-Community Symphonic Band for over ten years now. And last fall, he began leading our new Marching Band. Currently, the Pep Band is forty members strong with 20-35 members participating per game. 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:
"Many college students travel to Florida for spring break, but twenty-nine Pep Band students had their trips fully paid for by the NCAA! Sunday, March 16th at 6 PM, the Band and I learned that we would be traveling to Dayton, Ohio for the Men’s NCAA tournament play-in game. We left UAlbany on a bus for the airport thirteen hours later at 7 AM on St. Patrick’s Day. (Read more...)
UALBANY CHORAL GROUPS TO PERFORM IN MEMORIAL CONCERT
The University at Albany Chamber Singers and the University-Community Chorale will be among the groups performing in a concert to honor the legacy of Dr. David Griggs-Janower. (Read more...) Chorale and Chamber Singers alumni interested in participating should contact Tim Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PASSING OF PROFESSOR DR. DAVID GRIGGS-JANOWER
In the words of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Susan D. Phillips:
"I am deeply saddened to report the passing of Dr. David Janower, professor in the Department of Music. David was a true ambassador of the University at Albany, both in his 30 years of teaching as well as his directorship of the University Chamber Singers and University-Community Chorale." (Read more...)