Music

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We strive for excellence in performance, music education and academics within a liberal arts tradition. Our mission is to advance musical culture within the UNH community, among residents of the state and beyond. To that end, you will actively participate in a variety of ensembles: chamber groups that tour the region, choral groups that compete internationally and bands that inspire from the stage to the football field. You will acquire skills of creative expression and innovation, leading to careers as teachers, performers, composers and contributors to the music industry. Equally important, our alumni are cultural leaders in their own communities. The UNH Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Members of the UNH orchestra with conductor David Upham during a 2017 performance at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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UNH wind symphony in rehearsal

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  • Music Performance Major | Professional Musician and Music Educator
    A New England native, Chad Bowles holds a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from the University of New Hampshire and both a Masters degree and the Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland where he served as a teaching assistant in the Keyboard Studies...
    Music Performance Major | Professional Musician and Music Educator
    A New England native, Chad Bowles holds a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance from the University of New Hampshire and both a Masters degree and the Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland where he served as a teaching assistant in the Keyboard Studies...
  • Music Education Major | Director of Athletic Bands at UNH
    Learn more about Casey's UNH experience on UNH Tales!
    Music Education Major | Director of Athletic Bands at UNH
    Learn more about Casey's UNH experience on UNH Tales!
  • International Affairs and Music Education Majors | PR Officer/Event Coordinator, Municipality of Larissa
    2007 marks eleven years since I graduated from UNH, and nine years since I left the U.S. to live in Greece. The journey was, and still is, an interesting, educational and difficult one.
    International Affairs and Music Education Majors | PR Officer/Event Coordinator, Municipality of Larissa
    2007 marks eleven years since I graduated from UNH, and nine years since I left the U.S. to live in Greece. The journey was, and still is, an interesting, educational and difficult one.
  • Music Performance and Music Education Major | Performance Artist and Studio Teacher
    UNH Alumna Amal El-Shrafi '09 will be singing the role of  ‘Antonia’ from The Tales of Hoffman with Opera North in August 2018. She has been hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “shining through with a strength and power that matched her character’s presence onstage.” The Palestinian-...
    Music Performance and Music Education Major | Performance Artist and Studio Teacher
    UNH Alumna Amal El-Shrafi '09 will be singing the role of  ‘Antonia’ from The Tales of Hoffman with Opera North in August 2018. She has been hailed by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “shining through with a strength and power that matched her character’s presence onstage.” The Palestinian-...
  • Music Major | Works at SellMyTimeshareNow.com
    Read more about Zach's UNH experience on UNH Tales!
    Music Major | Works at SellMyTimeshareNow.com
    Read more about Zach's UNH experience on UNH Tales!