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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.


Concert Conversations: What The Folk?

A concert, live in Sweeney Hall and livestreamed, celebrating the diverse history of women in folk, blues, and country from Elizabeth Cotten and Dolly Parton to the Wailin’ Jennys. Featuring Katherine Saik, Justina Golden, Vic Rawlings, Lemuel Gurtowsky, and Paige Graham. More information here.

Practice Room Sign-Up Sheet

Please note that all time in Sage Hall practice rooms must be logged on the Practice Room Sign-Up Sheets.
Some people have had difficulties accessing the Sign-Up Sheets from their phone, we suggest - at least the first time - signing in from a computer. Contact Anna Goudreau or Jaz Dand with any questions.

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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