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The Department of Music

Prof. Jeffery Watson, piano; Jorah Huntington, trumpet; Matthew Kalish, celloLocated in one of the most musically active centers in the country, the George Washington University takes pride in the important role of music in its academic programs and campus life.

The Department of Music has a faculty of scholars and creative artists, among them well-known performers, teachers and members of the National Symphony and Kennedy Center orchestras.

Students have a variety of performing groups to choose from including jazz bands, orchestra, chorus, symphonic band, wind ensemble, and Latin band—all of which present regular concerts on campus, in Washington, and on tour.

The individualized nature of study in our performance classes allows a student to receive the personal attention of his or her instructor and to progress toward goals determined by the professor and student. In the classroom, music students increase their knowledge and develop critical thinking and writing skills, preparing for both graduate education and the music-professional world.

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Meet the Department Chair

Douglas Boyce is a founding member of counter)induction, a composer/performer collective. He writes chamber music that bridges the medieval and the modern, the visceral and the cerebral. Boyce teaches theory, musicianship, and composition courses, and he oversees all aspects of instructional technology in the Department of Music.