Music Department

From the Chair

Welcome to the Music Department's website! We are committed to providing the highest quality musical education in an inclusive and engaging environment, serving the Bronx and surrounding region with talented students, skilled faculty, superior performing ensembles, and top quality academic offerings. - Dr. Diana M. Battipaglia, Chair.

The Music Department warmly invites the entire Lehman community to make music with us this year. Whether you are a seasoned performer or would like to learn an instrument, the Music Department has a course or an ensemble to help you reach your musical goals. You don't have to be a major to play with us!

Do you want to:

Learn to read music or play an instrument? Enroll in:

MST 100 Fundamentals of Music Theory
MSP 166 Strings I
MSP 185 Elemantary Guitar Playing
MSP 190 Piano
No previous experience is necessary.

Play in an ensemble? Join:

College and Community Chorus (MSP 100/ MSP 201)
Concert Band (MSP 203)
Orchestra (MSP 204)
Latin Band (MSP 2060)
Jazz Band (MSP 2070)

Please click here for more information about the Music Department.

Faculty Spotlight

Distinguished Professor John Corigliano's landmark opera Ghosts of Versailles produced recently by the Los Angeles Opera
"Extraordinarily resourceful, using avant-garde clusters and microtones to skillfully warped neoclassical and neo-Romantic pastiches, Corigliano is equally comfortable building and mixing the floating ghost world in suspended time, the buffa world of Figaro and the Almaviva court, and the horrible world of the French Revolution." - The Los Angeles Times

Read the full article here.



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News and Announcements

The 7th Annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival
November 18-20

Lehman College Presents the Seventh Annual Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival November 18 - 20 2015
Celebrating the Billy Strayhorn Centennial
Location: The Lovinger Theater at Lehman College (Bronx, NY)
Watch Live:

Performers will include high school and middle school jazz bands, vocal jazz groups and Latin jazz ensembles.
Guest artist performances will take place on Wednesday at 3 PM, Friday at 2 PM, and on Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM.
Admission is free and open to the public.

All public and private schools are invited to be a part of the live audience. All grade levels are welcome.

Festival Dates, Times:
Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 10 AM – 4 PM EST (School Performances)
Thursday, Nov. 19th, 10 AM – 4 PM EST (School Performances) Evening Performance begins at 7:30 PM
Friday, Nov. 20th, 10 AM – 4 PM EST (School Performances and Music Workshops) Evening Performance begins at 7:30 PM

Guest Artists and Events
Wednesday, Nov. 18th, 3 PM: The Bronx Conexión (Victor Rendón, Director)
Thursday, Nov. 19th, 7:30 PM: Paul Carlon and La Rumba is a Lovesome Thing (Featuring a special tribute to the legendary Mr. Billy Strayhorn)
Friday, Nov. 20th, 2 - 4 PM: Educational Workshop The Pacheco Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Jazz Ensemble
Special Guests: Lou Marini, Saxophone,Terry Silverlight, Drums, Kurt Gartner, Percussion
Friday, Nov. 20th, 7:30 PM: (1) The Pacheco Festival Faculty and Guest Artist Jazz Ensemble (2) The Lehman College Jazz Ensemble (Allan Molnar, Director)
Special Guests:
Lou Marini, Saxophone (The Blues Brothers, Blood Sweat and Tears, Saturday Night Live)
Larry Willis, Piano (Hugh Masekela, The Fort Apache Band, Blood Sweat and Tears)
Festival Clinician: Dr. Kurt Gartner, Kansas State University

For further information please visit: or contact Pacheco Festival Executive Producer/Artistic Director Allan Molnar:





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Last modified: Nov 21, 2015

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