Master classes and lectures serve as important supplements to both classroom and performance experiences. Several of these are presented each semester by the music faculty as well as visiting artists. Subjects covered range from enhanced performance techniques to self-promotion and business strategies for the working professional musician.
The Department of Music at the University of Connecticut offers a wide range of ensembles in which students may participate. These ensembles perform multiple concerts throughout the year at von der Mehden Recital Hall. The venue also showcases a range of BFA and MFA student recitals throughout the year.