Collaborative, cross-disciplinary, connected to the world
The Department of Music at CAMD inspires creative growth through intellectual discovery and innovation, transdisciplinary education and collaboration, and academic and experiential learning programs that prepare students for the music profession—and the world—that they will encounter after graduation.
Music at CAMD offers a cross-disciplinary approach to the study and practice of music, underscored by experiential learning, cutting-edge technology and a wide-angle focus on every aspect of music’s cultural meaning and social impact across the globe.
Professor and Chair, Department of Music
MUSC 2320: 40,000 Years of Music Technology
This course surveys the relationship between music and technology from the Paleolithic Age to the present day. In this class, students examine the origins and impact of diverse musical instruments with attention to connections between musical and technological developments and the enduring need for music.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Music is uniquely personal and shared, powerful and empowering, and thus carries with it the ethical responsibility to focus on equality and inclusion in everything we do.Read the full statement
In the News
The significance of Beyoncé topping the country music charts
Assistant professor of music Francesca Inglese provides historical context and insight on the significance of Beyoncé topping the country charts with her song, "Texas Hold 'Em."
March 2, 2024
How to manage a music sensation
Drew Simmons attended the music industry program at Northeastern. Learn about his journey in the music industry and how he started managing Noah Kahan.
January 24, 2024
What makes Noah Kahan's latest album so popular?
Assistant teaching professor of music, James Gutierrez, and professor of the practice Melissa Ferrick break down the singer-songwriter's popular new album, "Stick Season."
December 14, 2023
A.I. Can Make Art That Feels Human. Whose Fault Is That?
Art critic Jason Farango investigates the history of our relationship with AI and technology in music, using Deirdre Loughride's new book, "Sounding Human: Music and Machines, 1740/2020."
December 28, 2023