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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.

Spring Piano Student Recital

Smith piano students celebrate the end of the spring semester by presenting exquisite piano music across two centuries. Music by Amy Beach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Alberto Ginastera, Franz Liszt, Heitor Villa-Lobos. Register here.

To Eastern Europe Through Paris: Alexander Tcherepnin's Duo for Violin and Cello

The Sage Chamber Music Society presents a mini Noon Hour concert. Two artists developing their unique visions, steeped in the artistic movements of the nineteen teens and twenties. One develops his own musical system, influenced by Georgian folk music, the other founds an arts movement, 'Suprematism' only to be shut down by Soviet politics. With Joel Pitchon, violin and Volcy Pelletier, cello. Register here.

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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