Welcome to the Department of Music
The Tufts University Department of Music is one of the largest and most active departments on the Tufts campus. Through our diverse, inclusive, and comprehensive program of courses, private study, and performance, you can explore and experience music in ways you can only begin to imagine!
Undergraduate students can find their musical voices through Music department classes in composition, performance, theory, history, ethnomusicology, technology, and cultural studies. The BA in Music, Sound, and Culture is a flexible and rigorous major that provides students with the creative, scholarly, social, and professional tools to chart their own musical path. The department also offers a minor in Music and interdisciplinary minors in Music Engineering, and Multimedia Arts. Our graduates go on to careers in music production, composition, business, academia, and more.
Graduate students in the MA program study broadly across five sub-disciplines—composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory—and receive focused training in one of them. The program is customizable to your individual academic interests and future goals and prepares you both for doctoral study and for non-academic careers in areas such as teaching, music management, music librarianship, music performance, and more.