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About the Department

piano imageThe Department of Music is one of the most active departments on the Washington College campus. Through our vast program of classes, private study, and performance, you can explore and experience music in ways you can only begin to imagine.

Students are afforded opportunities to study musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, composition, and performance with a talented and dedicated faculty. The Washington College Department of Music embraces music from around the globe, from many different backgrounds, traditions, and cultures. We invite you to join us and take a course, take some lessons, become a major or minor, or just experience a concert! 


Recent Stories

  • Featuring global and local artists and music, Washington College’s Spring Concert Series kicks off on March 24.

  • Combining her love of history and music, Heidi Butler ’18 will spend part of the summer studying how American hymns reflected the tumultuous times in America in and around the Civil War.

  • 03/18/17 Johnson City Press
    Matt Palmer, a lecturer in guitar, is featured in this story in the Johnson City Press about how he became a virtuoso classical guitar player known worldwide for his technique. He was in Johnson City, Tenn., performing a concert, when the story appeared.