Department of Music


Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Program
The Department of Music offers a 64-credit major in music leading to the BS degree. The undergraduate program offers a general program of study with emphasis on theory (18 credits), musicianship (4 credits), history (15 credits), and performance (12 credits) within a liberal arts college curriculum. Students also choose 12 credits of Music electives and complete their program with a 3-credit senior project (such as senior recital, composition project, or research paper). Graduates of the music program will be prepared for further study in all avenues of music. Successful graduates have gone on to careers in education, journalism, performance, and music technology. Acceptance and placement in theory, musicianship, and performance courses will be by exams and interviews administered by appropriate faculty.

A 12-credit minor and an 18-credit enhanced minor in music are also offered, requiring any undergraduate music courses except MSH 114, MSH 115, and MSH 245. For further information, please consult with the Music Department.

Graduate Program
The 42-credit MAT is a professional degree for those who plan on teaching music, providing students with the Master's component for New York State Professional Certification. It is a combined degree in applied music and music teaching, offering students a professional level of performance and the opportunity to continue serious study in music, while simultaneously developing teaching options. The program is designed to prepare students for K-12 certification. Students are assigned fieldwork and student teaching, and are supervised by faculty members in the Departments of Music, Early Childhood and Childhood Education, and Middle and High School Education. Graduate advisers or coordinators of the three departments provide counseling.


The Music Department can be reached at (718) 960-8247, or by email at


Dr. Diana Mittler-Battipaglia
Department Chair



Last modified: Jun 17, 2014

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