Undergraduate Degrees in Music
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Stony Brook's Department of Music! We offer a rigorous Bachelor of Arts in Music degree that provides a thorough education in music history, theory, musicianship, keyboard, and performance. The degree requires a minimum of 63 credits in music courses.
To become a music major at Stony Brook, students must pass rudimentary exams in music theory and musicianship (aural skills), as well as pass an audition on an instrument or voice. Exams and auditions are given in February of each year, and during the first week of classes in the Fall and Spring terms.
The next Musicianship Placement Exam, which tests skills in rudimentary theory and basic musicianship (ear-training), will take place on Monday, August 25 at 4 p.m. in room 2310 of Fine Arts I and will last a little over an hour. Students may also sign up for auditions on the bulletin board outside the Music Department main office, room 3304, Fine Arts I, or by calling Gemaine Berry at 631.632.7350. Sign-up sheets will be available beginning one week before classes begin.
If you are interested in becoming a music major in Fall, 2014, or have questions about the music minors, please contact Professor Margaret Schedel, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at email@example.com for information about how to apply.