• UVM Latin Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ray Vega (photo by Mike Lawler)

    Immerse yourself in the performing arts

    Our ensembles and private lessons are open to all students, regardless of major.

  • Together apart

    UVM’s Symphony Orchestra had practiced intensively for an April 4 performance when COVID-19 intervened. Orchestra members were devastated, said conductor Yutaka Kono, when they learned they couldn’t play together. Kono decided he would have to do something “unique” to fill the void.

  • Ray Vega

    The creative mind of UVM professor and jazz great Ray Vega

    Teaching improvisation and being in the musical moment.

What makes UVM Music so special?

The  Music Program welcomes students from all majors and from all colleges within the university. Play in an ensemble, take private lessons, or study music theory, history, technology and more.

Expand your musical horizons with us.

Consider what makes a UVM music experience unique: From our outstanding, award-winning faculty who also love to teach, to our world-class affiliate artists, an impeccable sound, and a location centrally located in the thriving arts scene of Burlington, Vermont, our musicians feel fortunate to be a part of UVM and create music in inspiring surroundings. Discover Music at UVM.

Faculty who do things differently

Is the tuba the most underestimated instrument of all time? You might think so, after you hear how associate professor of music Yutaka Kono plays it. Meet our talented faculty.

15 musical ensembles, open to all UVM students

University Jazz Ensemble

Regardless of your major, you can perform in our instrumental and voice ensembles. From wind ensemble to concert choir, these groups showcase some of UVM's fiercest talent. Learn about our ensembles.