The music program offers a variety of courses in the history, theory, and performance of music, including cross-cultural and technological aspects. Performance is encouraged through numerous student recitals, the tutorial, and participation in the Chatham University Choir. Students have opportunities to study privately with members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and on occasion may present public performances with their teachers.
A student majoring in music also may choose to focus on other aspects of the discipline, including creative projects. The cross-disciplinary opportunities afforded by the College curriculum allow for imaginative program design.
Margaret Ross-Mehl teaches Music, for which there are the Minna Kaufman Ruud Voice scholarships. The Music program, whose adjunct faculty include members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, offers a wide variety of courses in music and also special opportunities to perform in recitals and musicales.