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Welcome to the Department of Music

The Department of Music at Emory recognizes the many and varied manifestations of music and hears in them a powerful means of understanding the human experience.

The mission of the department is to provide a dynamic and ever-changing environment in which students, faculty, and the greater Atlanta community can encounter music through performance, creation, listening, reflection, and analysis. We fulfill our mission by offering a broad array of courses and experiences in which students make and study many different kinds of music.

We aspire to provide rich and deep encounters for all who are interested, appreciating that our different musical traditions and levels of expertise enrich those encounters. Through our collective activities, we affirm the capacity of musical expression to respond ethically and creatively to the world. We welcome all and are committed to mutual care and collaboration in our work.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our programs, and we hope to see you on campus. Questions? Email us:

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Land Acknowledgement

On September 27, 2021, Emory adopted the following Land Acknowledgement: 

“Emory University acknowledges the Muscogee (Creek) people who lived, worked, produced knowledge on, and nurtured the land where Emory’s Oxford and Atlanta campuses are now located. In 1821, fifteen years before Emory’s founding, the Muscogee were forced to relinquish this land. We recognize the sustained oppression, land dispossession, and involuntary removals of the Muscogee and Cherokee peoples from Georgia and the Southeast. Emory seeks to honor the Muscogee Nation and other Indigenous caretakers of this land by humbly seeking knowledge of their histories and committing to respectful stewardship of the land.”