Scheide Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Music, and Director of the Program in Italian Studies
We regret to not welcome you in person, but hope that our Virtual Princeton Preview will answer your questions and get you excited about studying and making music at Princeton.
We will be hosting virtual information sessions via Zoom on Wednesday April 8 & 15 at 12PM EST, please click here to join: Department of Music Princeton Preview.
Please see this YouTube channel featuring video introductions from our students and faculty, and giving you a sense of our robust performance program through clips from several of our Department’s many ensembles.
We hope that the information provided below and throughout our website will give you a sense of the many musical opportunities that await you at Princeton University. For a brief Department overview, check out this PDF trifold. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!
The Music Department provides all Princeton University students with the opportunity to learn from world-renowned composers, historians and theorists, to take instrumental or voice lessons in the private studios of eminent professional performers and performance courses in chamber music, opera, vocal ensembles, and to audition to perform with our six jazz groups, three choruses, two orchestras, a wind ensemble, a laptop orchestra, and more. Students may also participate in a host of student-run ensembles including numerous a cappella groups, chamber music collective, an early music ensemble, opera company, composers collective, and a piano collective.
The Anthony H. P. Lee '79 Director of Jazz at Princeton University, Mahanthappa is an award winning alto saxophonist/composer who is widely known as one of the premier voices in jazz of the 21st century.