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Upcoming Concerts

May 3rd Performance by the University Percussion Ensemble 

Welcome to the annual Spring performance of the University Percussion Ensemble. It was strange playing in an empty house, but we are happy to share the experience with you via this link.

UAlbany Chamber Orchestra Presents their Spring Concert

The University-Community Symphony Orchestra performs a diverse orchestral repertoire. Please visit this link to view their March 11 concert (strings only and no audience due to the pandemic). The orchestra provides a medium for the reading and performance of new works. Students (with a conducting emphasis) conduct in both rehearsal and performance settings. Membership in the orchestra ensures its participants exposure to a wide variety of repertoire, improvement of ensemble skills, and solo opportunities. The orchestra is proud to have a diverse membership which includes students, staff, faculty, and community members who all work together to achieve the best in musical and social experiences.

Pfitzer's Driveway Choirs Lift the Season

UAlbany Choral Director Michael Pfitzer kept the music playing during intersession, conducting a Driveway Choir in Bolton, Mass. on Dec. 19, with mic'd singers doing their parts from their pandemic-free car seats. The Bolton concert, which was preceded by a relaxed parking lot "sing" in September, presented Handel's Messiah. The two events, the idea of two Massachusetts musicians, were featured in the New York Times and Boston Globe, as well as Bay State TV coverage.

Theatre Productions


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Love & Other Destinations

A Digital Musical Film

Music: Brad Ross, Lyrics: Michael Cooper, Director: Chad Larabee, Music Director: Jenny Kim-Godfrey, Choreographer: Liv Larson

This one-hour digital musical film explores love and yearning to connect with others, with songs ranging from the hysterical to the heart-breaking. More information

April 22 @ 8pm, April 23 @ 3pm, April 24 @ 2pm & 8pm, April 25 @ 2pm

Love & Other Destinations is an online production. 

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Music Performance Ensembles

The Music Program’s ensembles perform on campus every semester. Our vocal groups include a large Chorale and the audition-based Chamber Singers. Instrumental ensembles include Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Percussion Ensemble. The Marching and Pep Bands play at athletic events. Non-majors and community members are welcome to participate.

Two students in a theatre production


Theatre Auditions

Auditions for UAlbany Theatre productions occur three times a year. 
See our Theatre Auditions and Production Policy page for additional information.


Faculty Expertise

Faculty are internationally recognized for their compositions, performances, and scholarship. We emphasize issues relevant to music and society such as social media, rock, jazz, and transatlantic cultural exchange. Expertise includes recording practices, multimedia composition, film music, gender studies, world musics, and history of theory. See faculty bios for additional information on publications, recordings, and performances.

Percussion Ensemble


Performing Arts Center 310
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Phone: 518-442-4187

By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8am-4pm (closed 12-12:30pm for lunch)


Performing Arts Center 262
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Phone: 518-442-4200

By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch)

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