The Wesleyan University Music Department provides a unique and
pioneering environment for advanced exploration committed to the study,
performance, and composition of music from a perspective that recognizes
and engages the breadth and diversity of the world's musics and
technologies. As an integral part of one of the nation's leading liberal
arts institutions, the department has enjoyed an international
reputation for innovation and excellence, attracting students from
around the globe since the inception of its visionary program in World
Music four decades ago.
The Music, Art and Art History, Dance, Theater, and Film Departments are part of the Center for the Arts (CFA), a complex of studios, classrooms, galleries, performance spaces, departments, and programs that provide a rich and creative interdisciplinary environment for study and performance. Recent annual CFA music festivals have brought to campus a diverse array of artists, including Max Roach, Pete Seeger, Zakir Hussain (India), Thomas Mapfumo (Zimbabwe), Boukman Eksperyans (Haiti), and Boogsie Sharpe (Trinidad).
A recording studio, a computer and experimental music studio, the Center for the Arts media lab and digital video facility, the World Instrument Collection (which includes the David Tudor Collection of electronic musical instruments and instrumentation) and the Scores and Recordings Collection of Olin Library (which includes the World Music Archives) offer many learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
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