About Us

  • An academic department with a rich and storied 125+ year history of instrumental music.
  • A department which provides the only course-bearing opportunities for students at Purdue who wish to continue their participation in instrumental music performance.
  • A nationally and internationally recognized department which provides unsurpassed “non-music major” opportunities for students from virtually every discipline on campus.
  • A community and home for hundreds of Purdue students each semester offering performance opportunities in ensembles considered among the best at any university in the United States.
  • A celebrated and dedicated faculty and staff known for artistic, educational and professional excellence.
  • An innovative cultural leader for Purdue University, the community and the state of Indiana.
  • The “Heartbeat of the University,” with iconic traditions including the World’s Largest Drum and the Golden Girl.

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