The Creative Arts Council is made up of representatives from each of the arts units at Brown, plus the David Winton Bell Gallery and Rites and Reason Theatre.


The Department of Music provides a diverse curriculum for undergraduate music study, and PhD programs in ethnomusicology and computer music/multimedia. The Department gives vocal and instrumental instruction to individuals as well as ensembles, and supports a broad array of performing groups, from a Ghanaian drumming ensemble to a symphony orchestra. All faculty are professionally active—composers are performed worldwide, scholars regularly publish in the leading journals and academic presses, conductors lead and perform internationally in a variety of ensembles, both educational and professional. The department sponsors over 100 events yearly including student and professional concerts, symposia, workshops, and master classes.