Our Department of Music has a highly respected international reputation and a professional,
collaborative and innovative character. Distinguished faculty, balanced student-to-faculty
ratio, and the University’s proximity to New York City make Stony Brook’s program
unique. The Emerson String Quartet and Calidore String Quartet are ensembles in residence
at the University.
We combine the high academic standards of a major research university with the intimacy
of a liberal arts college. Students can
explore a wide range of themes as they
interact closely with faculty who are active writers.
An English degree from Stony Brook provides the foundation for success in many fields.