Department of Music

The Department of Music provides a dynamic, intensive and supportive environment that nurtures students' talents as musicians, performers and scholars. Our conservatory-style program, within a liberal arts university, brings a diverse array of performance and academic opportunities. We offer a full curriculum of bachelor’s degree programs taught by more than 40 nationally and internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, researchers and music educators.

Our graduates enjoy vibrant careers as composers, songwriters, educators, performers, members of major orchestras and opera companies, and as music scholars and researchers.

The Department of Music offers a variety of public performance opportunities to showcase students' skills and talents, including solo student recitals, workshops, master classes and concerts both on campus and at major concert halls in New York City and abroad.

Music Auditions

Music Faculty

Undergraduate Programs
BS in Music
BFA in Music Technology, Entrepreneurship & Production
BM Music Education

Department Audition Days

As a prospective undergraduate music major, you may compete through audition for performance awards.

On-Campus Audition Days will be held on Sunday Nov. 19, 12-3pm; Sunday Jan. 7, 12-3pm; Sunday Feb. 4, 12-3pm; and Saturday Mar. 9, 10am-1pm. To schedule an individual audition on another date please call 516-299-2474 or email us at Audition requirements can be found on the Department of Music Auditions page.


Music students practice their sound as members of over 15 performing music ensembles ranging from pep band to full wind symphony.