Department of Music

  • UAA Department of Music

    The UAA Department of Music fosters excellence in the preparation of music students for graduate school, teacher training or other careers in music. Music faculty and programs also serve as an important community resource in the training of pre-college talent. The Department seeks to serve the lifelong learning component of the university mission by offering the Alaskan community access to opportunities for continuing education.

    UAA Music Student Handbook

Nurture Your Talent

 With an impressive breadth and depth of talent at the undergraduate level, and an internationally recognized music faculty, the UAA Department of Music is a dynamic contributor to the cultural climate in Southcentral Alaska. Through teaching, performance, recordings, composition, publication, community outreach, and other creative and service-oriented endeavors related to the field of music the Department of Music provides leadership in the musical arts for the state of Alaska. 

Areas of Study


  • UAA Music Students singing
  • Students playing violins at SOS
  • Student playing the piano
  • Student playing guitar in the jazz ensemble
  • Music student singing at SOS
  • Student playing trombone


MUS A100, Section 201: History of Rock and Pop

A new exciting Fine Arts GER!  The Music Department will be offering the History of Rock and Pop.  Tracing the origins of rock music, the course will include the major genres such as classic rock, grunge, punk, heavy metal, and current trends.  

Check out the Course Catalog for More Information

  • Recital hall audience view
    Harper studio audience venue
    Mainstage audience seating

    Department of Music Venues include the Recital Hall, Harper Studio and Mainstage Theatre, all housed in the Fine Arts Building. Learn more about these venues. 

    Facilities and Rental Information

  • Student playing the drums

    Student Ensembles

    For developing musicians, the opportunity to perform as part of an ensemble is integral to improving musicianship and professionalism. Performing in ensembles will push you beyond your normal comfort zone by widening your musical styles and knowledge while also making you more conscious of areas for improvement. In order to provide our students a well-rounded musical education as well as ample performance opportunities, we offer a wide-variety of ensembles including guitar, opera, jazz/combo, percussion, wind, university singers and university sinfonia.

    Read More on UAA Ensembles

Attend a Performance

 The UAA Department of Music holds a variety of concerts and recitals throughout the academic year.
Tickets are available at CenterTix; check out our schedule - some events are free!

 UAA Fine and Performing Arts Box Office
3700 Alumni Loop / Main Entrance
(907) 786-4849 /
Music students at SOS 2023