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Student vocalist; closeup of student hands on violin; student in the music library

Smith’s Music Department is a lively center of musical activity, with faculty members who offer a broad array of classroom courses in musical composition, western music history and literature, ethnomusicology, music theory, popular music and gender-feminist studies in music. Smith faculty offer performance courses in voice and a wide variety of instruments, and members of the department direct performance ensembles. The department boasts extraordinary practice facilities and a remarkable number of notable graduates who have led distinguished musical careers in performance, scholarship and the practical world of music.


Fall 2022 Ensemble and Performance Lesson audition information

See the audition requirements for ensembles and performance lessons. 

Nine Smithies Earn 2022 Fullbright Fellowships

Congratualtions to Molly Herzog ’22 (enrolled in piano performance lessons), Emily Paule ’22 (member of the Smith College Glee Club), Catherine Spencer ’22 (member of the Smith College Glee Club), and Madeline Turner ’21 (member of the Smith College Orchestra who are among the recently named 2022-23 Fullbright winners.

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Department of Music

Sage Hall
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: 413-585-3150
Fax: 413-585-3180
Administrative Assistant:
Anna Goudreau