Kutztown University Department of Music

Music is what brings you joy, it defines you and makes you whole. The Music Department at Kutztown University is filled with professors and mentors dedicated to excellence and who care about music and your musical development. Kutztown is a place where you can become what you know you have always been…a musician. 


  • Our small classes and engaged professors will make you feel like you are part of KU music right off the bat. That’s why our students call the Department of Music a “family.” 
  • World-class faculty who are accessible, caring, kind, and most importantly – nurturing. You will develop relationships with the faculty that will follow you into your career and throughout your life as a musician.
  • KU Ensembles have performed at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conferences, and have won a top award from Downbeat Magazine in 2018 and 2019.
  • Location matters: Kutztown is located within a 200-mile radius from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. There are orchestras, jazz clubs, concerts, festivals and workshops for every kind of music and every instrument.
  • Compare our total costs with other institutions and you will recognize that Kutztown is an incredible value. Out-of-state students, we’ve got you covered too with our Tuition Reduction Program.
  • The opportunities to make music at KU are as varied and unique as our students. Whether you’re into rock, jazz, classical or musicals, there are musicians just like you at Kutztown.


Look beyond the surface and dig deeper, the Department of Music at Kutztown University is a hidden treasure waiting for you to discover. You won’t believe how different things are here at KU. Come and see for yourself! Visit our website to request more information, schedule a day to visit campus and become part of the KU family.

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