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Read Smith’s plans for the fall 2021 semester.
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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 2021 Courses

Here are the academic and performance courses being offered by the Music Department for Fall 2021. If you have any questions, email Anna Goudreau,, Music Department Academic Assistant.

Breathing Free: Art, Protest, and Radical Love

SmithArts and the Offices of the Provost and Alumnae Relations are pleased to present a screening of Heartbeat Opera’s Breathing Free, a visual album set to the music of Beethoven’s Fidelio, newly arranged Negro Spirituals, and songs by Black composers and lyricists on April 29 at 7pm. See the full event details here. The event is free, register here.

Spring Choral Showcase

The Smith College Glee Club and Chamber Singers share their recent collaboration with the Collegiate Chorale of Agnes Scott College in Georgia, one of the Seven Sisters of the South. The ensembles will be performing Go Down, Moses composed by Brittney Boykin, director of the Collegiate Chorale. The Spring Choral Showcase will premiere live on YouTube Thursday April 2. Register here

Music Department Community Bulletin Board

We created a virtual bulletin board to list concerts, events, academic publications and more! To contribute something to the bulletin board email Anna Goudreau,

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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