The Department of Music at Wake Forest University offers students the opportunity to study music and flourish as musicians within the context of one of the best liberal arts universities in the country. Student-focused faculty provide the finest training in ensembles and private lessons, and leading scholars offer diverse and engaging course offerings in music history, culture, and theory—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 explore our website and learn more about the Music Department at Wake Forest. If you have additional questions, please feel free to email us at

We hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon!

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WFU Gamelan Giri Murti: Cendrawasih

WFU Chinese Ensemble: Blue and White Porcelain (青花瓷)

WFU Choirs: Say Her Name

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  • Alice Hauser (Music and Philosophy ’23) named Rhodes Scholar
    Congratulations to Alice Hauser (BA Music and Philosophy, ’23)! Alice is one of 32 Americans chosen by the Rhodes Trust to study at Oxford University in England, beginning Fall of 2023. Alice has worked on behalf of asylum seekers in the local Winston-Salem community and through her work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and legal […]
    To learn about exciting changes to the music major and minor, please see , where you will also find a link to the 2022-23 Bulletin. Feel free to contact Interim Chair Dr. Jacqui Carrasco ( if you have specific questions about opportunities with the music major or minor.
  • Faculty highlights: Marco Sartor, Elizabeth Clendinning, and Dan Locklair
    Exciting February faculty highlights from the Department of Music: Dr. Marco Sartor performed as guitar soloist in the premiere of “Voyages: The GuitART Concerto” by Latin Grammy-winning guitarist and composer Sergio Assad in Miami. Dr. Elizabeth Clendinning celebrated the launch of her book Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia. Convivium Records has released “Requiem and […]

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