UVM collaboration with Srinivas Krishnan

The University of Vermont has been providing learning and performance experiences to college musicians for over 100 years, always adapting to the times. Whether you are interested in the music education degree (B.S. in Music Education), or in performance study (B.A. in Classical Studies, Jazz Studies, or Music Technology and Business), you receive individual attention that supports your personal and professional development. You join a community of musicians dedicated to growth through study and goal setting. Music minors and other non-music majors also participate fully in all our programs.

You learn through playing, singing, and reading music as you expand the musical vocabulary and imagination that enable you to work independently and develop your ability for deeper study. Our award-winning faculty is experienced at inspiring the best work from each student. Whether you are working in an ensemble, taking private lessons, or learning in the music theory/literature classroom, you connect to the depth of traditional music and learn to apply new concepts and techniques that will prepare you for a lifetime in music.

Take a moment to consider how music study in UVM’s liberal arts environment can nourish your growth as a musician and global citizen. Many of our students elect a double major in another major along with music. Our comprehensive B.A. curriculum supports such flexible learning options, while providing opportunities for you to learn and grow in music.

Our Faculty

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Our Location


Burlington's thriving music scene offers an exciting environment for making music. Enjoy concerts at venues like JuniperRadio BeanHigher Ground and Nectar's, the beautiful Burlington waterfront, or the magnificent Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Catch incredible artist lineups at music festivals like the Discover Jazz Festival or Grand Point North.

On-campus, you'll find not only Music Program concerts, but world-class classical, contemporary, and folk performers in our Recital Hall thanks to the UVM Lane Series. The UVM Program Board presents an annual Battle of the Bands and Springfest. Read why world-famous jazz artist Ray Vega chose to bring his talent to Vermont.

Affiliate Artists

Emily Taubl

Outstanding affiliate artist faculty teach private lessons. A sampling of our affiliate artists:

  • a Grammy award nominee
  • members of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
  • founder of the Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • teacher and performer of the National Orchestra of Panama
  • featured soloist with the Vermont Mozart Festival
  • jazz artists who have played with the likes of Bo Diddley, the Mike Gordon Band, Joe Lovano and Arturo Sandoval

Our Sound

View our Concert Calendar. Most performances are free and open to the public. Listen to some samples from recent concerts:

 Kono conducts the orchestra

What degree programs are available?

Learn more about undergraduate degree programs.

How do I join the SoA Program in Music?

Read about the music major Entrance Audition.

Why major in music?

Forbes gives Ten Reasons To Let Your Kid Major In Music, including boosted focus, confidence, and patience -- as well as following your passion!