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Arthur Satz Department of Music

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A hallmark of the Arthur Satz Department of Music is that its students can broaden their horizons to encompass not only Western expressions of classical, jazz, and contemporary music, but also the music of other cultures.

The department is well served in this by an outstanding faculty that includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in musical theater, popular music, early music, and women composers. Faculty expertise ranges widely from Handel's operas to rock 'n' roll, from the music of black Americans to Kurt Weill, from 12-century composer Hildegard of Bingen to the evolution of popular music in Zimbabwe.

At Rochester, students also have opportunities to participate in performing ensembles. Some 400 students play or sing in a dozen musical organizations. Auditions for all of these groups take place during the first week of school. Read more

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Upcoming Events

Hopeman Carillon Summer Concert Series: Tom Gurin

This free Hopeman Carillon Concert will feature Tom Gurin, the Duke University Chapel Carillonneur. We hope you will join us on the Eastman Quad to hear Tom...

Wednesday, July 7 6:30pm
Hopeman Carillon Summer Concert Series: Lisa Lonie

In this free Hopeman Carillon Concert, hear more than 3 tons of bells played 186 feet off the ground by Lisa J. Lonie, the University Carillonneur of...

Wednesday, July 14 6:30pm
Hopeman Carillon Summer Concert Series: Frank DellaPenna

Join us for a free Hopeman Carillon Concert with Frank DellaPenna, known as the creator/performing artist of the musical act Cast in Bronze. Bring a blanket...

Wednesday, July 21 6:30pm
Hopeman Carillon Summer Concert Series: Julie Zhu

We'd love to see you at this free Hopeman Carillon event featuring carillonneur Julie Zhu. Ms. Zhu will play at the top of Rush Rhees Library, 186 feet above...

Wednesday, July 28 6:30pm
Hopeman Carillon Summer Concert Series: Claire Janezic

Hear Rochester Take Five student Claire Janezic '21 play the Hopeman Memorial Carillon. Enjoy the summer weather on the Eastman Quad as music from a 3 ton,...

Wednesday, August 4 6:30pm

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Vanessa Wish on Hopeman Carillon

Friday, May 7, 2021

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