Swarthmore's Music Program is a vibrant community of performers, creators and critical thinkers who share a passion for music both past and present, pop and classical, near and far. Our academic courses invite students to think deeply about music; our ensembles bring talented students together to perform challenging and varied repertoire; and our program of private instruction enables students to study with some of the finest teachers from Philadelphia to New York City. The Dance and Music Programs share an integrated approach to composition, history, and theory, and believe this is essential to the understanding of dance as an artistic and intellectual inquiry. Students in our program are often active in many other fields, such as art history, biology, engineering, English, linguistics, and mathematics.

Learn more on the Music Department website and in the College Catalog, or browse performances.


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Music Faculty Works