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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    To learn about exciting changes to the music major and minor starting in Fall of 2022, 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 […]
  • WFU string players join cellist Yo-Yo Ma onstage!
    WFU’s Face to Face Series on February 16 featured legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who offered Wake Forest string students an amazing opportunity:

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