Departmental Mission: The Washington and Lee University Department of Music provides exceptional experiences in music training in the context of an education in the liberal arts tradition by developing students' abilities to perform, create, contextualize and analyze music. All W&L students have opportunities to pursue their musical interests through participation in the Department's classes, ensembles, applied lessons and events. Furthermore, the Department contributes to the region's cultural life through its diverse musical offerings.
The Department offers numerous concerts each year including those by student ensembles, our Concert Guild series, and Sonoklect, the new music/jazz series. Performances are held in the state-of-the-art Wilson Concert Hall, which opened in August of 2006, and the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. Department Ensembles regularly tour the United States and Europe other countries.