Music : Overview

Department of Music

Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
226 Baird Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4700

Phone: 716.645.2758
Fax: 716.645.6196
Web Address:
Charles J. Smith
Office of the Chair
Karen A. Sausner
Director of Student Programs


The Department of Music offers performers and scholars a stimulating environment in which to develop their talents and pursue various careers in music. Our goal is to provide a diverse array of courses for music majors, minors, and non-majors which will help them to build a strong foundation in many areas of music.

New music plays an important role in the activity of the department, allowing music students a unique opportunity to start their careers on music's leading edge. The department offers more than 150 public performances each year as an extension of the academic programs. A wide range of performance opportunities is available to students. These include participation in UB Symphony Orchestra, Opera Studio, University Chorus, University Choir, UB Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, UB Jazz Ensemble, UB Marching Band, UB Pep Band, Student Noon Recitals, Contemporary Ensemble, and numerous other small ensembles.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:44 EST