The George Washington University Department of Music takes advantage of its location in the nation’s capital, a musically and culturally diverse city, to challenge students to achieve in the musical performing arts. From ensembles, theory and history classes, world-renowned guest performers, and an accomplished staff, the department provides opportunities to GW students to explore and appreciate the many diverse forms of music. The department aims to build a high quality, varied, challenging, and engaging musical environment for all students in programs and activities and offer students an integrated program consistent with the intellectual goals of a university education and ably prepare them for graduate study and professional achievement.

The Department of Music offers one degree program and two minors: