Princeton University. Department of music

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Princeton University. Department of music

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Although music classes were offered at Princeton University prior to 1935, the department was not formalized until 1935 under Roy Dickinson Welch, the first director of the Program in Music, a special section established under the Department of Art and Archaeology. The Program in Music became a Department, with Welch as the chair, in 1945.


Princeton, New Jersey

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Created March 30, 2020.




Princeton University Library, Department of Music Records, Finding Aid.

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