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Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of August 5, 2020,
for an entirely remote fall 2020 semester.


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.


MONTAGE: Across the Airwaves

We invite you to a special concert for Family Weekend to celebrate student musicians. Featuring virtual performances by the Smith College Orchestra, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Wailing Banshees, and student a capella groups including Groove, the Smithereens, and the Noteables. 

The event will Premiere on YouTube on Saturday, October 24 at 4:30pm. Register here to receive the YouTube link in an email 24 hours and 1 hour before the event.

Music Department Presentation of the Major

Join us Monday, October 26th, 12:30-1:20pm via Zoom for the Music Department Presentation of the Major and Minor. Register here.

Music Department Community Bulletin Board

We’ve 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