About the Music Department


Conscious of Boston College's mission, the Music Department rises to the challenge of educating the whole person.  Our programs, both curricular and extra-curricular, are carefully designed to engage the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual faculties of our students, the College family, and the wider community.

The Music Department serves five interrelated functions:

  • We organize academic courses for the Core and towards both a major and a minor in music.

  • We offer unique performance opportunities (orchestra, the chamber music, etc.) supported by an array of individual lessons in voice or on instruments.

  • We organize and facilitate a broad variety of concert performances for the campus community and the wider public.

  • We support a center for excellence in music research with a particular emphasis on Sacred Music. Our research and creativity is regularly showcased in conferences, academic publications, concert platforms and in digital media.

  • We serve as advocates, both on and off campus, for the value of music within an educated, civil society through our high profile in research, performance, pedagogy and service.

Through a variety of dynamic approaches to the musical arts, we foster creativity in both the classroom and on campus. While our students receive a rigorous and systematic undergraduate education that emphasizes the whole musician, they are encouraged to connect their newly-acquired knowledge and skills to other aspects of their studies and, indeed, their lives. We aim to provide a comprehensive education that integrates the disciplines of scholarship, composition, and performance, while connecting them to the larger world of learning in the humanities, the sciences, and the professions. Our commitment to the Ignatian ideal of cura personalis informs every aspect of our interactions with our students, our colleagues, and our disciplines.

You are always welcome to contact us; a warm welcome awaits you.