Music department offerings are designed to provide an understanding of music through a study of styles and theory as well as performance opportunities. The curriculum is designed to integrate history and theory across historical periods and stylistic idioms while providing ensemble and applied music instruction as a basis for connecting practical and analytical aspects of the discipline.

Students who complete a music major can pursue graduate study in various areas, such as performing arts administration, music therapy and business applications.

Opportunities to perform and tour, as well as visits and master classes with professional musicians, make Ursinus an exciting place to get involved in music. Students are offered numerous opportunities to express themselves and to develop their musical talents. Ursinus offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, and also offers minor concentrations in music theory or music history.

Whether your interest is instrumental or vocal, you will find a home in the Ursinus Music Department, and might one day find yourself touring with the Meistersingers in Europe (or singing the National Anthem at a Philadelphia Phillies game), playing alongside a guest artist with the jazz ensemble or doing a command performance at a campus event.  Like us on Facebook for info on upcoming concerts!

If you are a prospective student interested in majoring in Music, learn more about our Performing Arts Scholarship and save the date for Scholarship Day this January 2020.

Upcoming Events

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Sunday Feb 2nd, 2020

Heefner Memorial Organ Recital: Lou Carol Fix

Lou Carol Fix is artist-lecturer of organ at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., teaching organ, sacred music, recorder and music history since 1985.
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Sunday Feb 16th, 2020

Music Faculty Recital

Join Alessandra Gabbianelli (voice), Seth Trumbore (piano), Charles DePasquale (cello) and other Ursinus music department faculty in this afternoon recital presentation. 
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Sunday Mar 1st, 2020

Heefner Memorial Organ Recital: Alan Morrison

Join us for this special concert as we celebrate Alan Morrison’s 25th anniversary as Ursinus College organist. 
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Friday Mar 20th, 2020

Concert Band Spring Recital

The spring program for Ursinus College’s Concert Band, led by Ryan Lowrie, will include Gustav Holst’s Second Suite for Military Band and William Shumann’s Chester, among other works, 
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Sunday Apr 5th, 2020

String Ensemble Spring Concert

The Ursinus College String Ensemble, led by Charles DePasquale, will present their spring concert in Bomberger Auditorium. 

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Department of Music

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