The Department of Music at Wake Forest University offers students the opportunity to study and flourish within the context of one of the best liberal arts universities in the country. Student-focused and conservatory-level faculty provide the finest training in ensembles and private lessons, and leading scholars offer rigorous and engaging course offerings in history, theory, and literature—all housed in the well-equipped and impressive Scales Fine Arts Center.

Whether you seek to broaden your horizons through participation in music for the first time, or you intend to pursue a career in music as a performer or scholar, we invite you to learn more about the Music Department at Wake Forest and reach out to us with any questions you may have.

We hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon!

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Article about Music of World Cultures student project published in "Journal of Music History Pedagogy"

June 18, 2021 by Site Administrator | Uncategorized

The Journal of Music History Pedagogy has published the article "Object Lessons: Teaching Musicology through Museum Collections" by WFU... Read More »


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Teacher-Scholar Legacies: David Levy, Teresa Radomski, Louis Goldstein, and Brian Gorelick

June 17, 2021 by Site Administrator | Uncategorized

Read about the amazing legacies of our recently retired Music Dept. faculty professors. Their combined dedication to Wake Forest... Read More »


Award winning graduate Julianne Zhu

Awards for graduating and continuing music students

June 17, 2021 by Site Administrator | Uncategorized

Congratulations to our award-winning 2021 graduates as well as to our continuing music students with summer research grants! 2021... Read More »



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