Undergraduate Degrees in Music

We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2017 admission on November 1, 2016. 
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.

If you are interested in becoming a music major or have questions about the music minors, please contact Professor Margaret Schedel, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at margaret.schedel@stonybrook.edu for information about how to apply.

All students currently at Stony Brook who would like to apply for the Music Major should take the Musicianship Placement Examination on the second day of classes, Tuesday, January 24 at 4 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 2314. To sign up for the exam, please contact Germaine Berry at 631.632.7350. Questions about the exam or about the music major or minor should be addressed to Undergraduate Studies Director Margaret Schedel at margaret.schedel@stonybrook.edu.

Undergraduate Music Major

Undergraduate Music Minor

Application Process


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