Becoming a Music Major

Students interested in becoming music majors must pass rudimentary tests in musicianship and music theory and an instrumental or voice audition.  These are all given in the first week of classes.
 
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Upcoming Events

Factory Seconds Brass Trio
Friday,
September 14, 12 PM
Free Admission | Staller Center Recital Hall

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Factory Seconds is a brass trio comprising members of the Cleveland Orchestra.


Stony Brook Composers Concert
Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 PM
Free Admission | Staller Center Recital Hall

The talented student composers at Stony Brook work side by side with the stellar performers of the Contemporary Chamber Players to present new music in a colorful range of styles.


Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, October 6, 8 PM
Admission: $20, $10 (seniors and students) | Staller Center Main Stage

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Stravinsky, The Firebird Chen Yi, Percussion Concerto Stravinsky, Petrouchka Conducted by Eduardo Leandro; featuring Sun Yi, percussion


Baroque Sundays at Three
Sunday, October 14, 3 PM
Goodwill donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors to offset expenses and further the study and performance of early music at Stony Brook University
Staller Center Recital Hall

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Brilliant Israeli recorder player Daphna Mor will present a remarkable program of 17th and 18th century virtuoso instrumental music by Bach and Telemann. Delight in the sounds of harpsichord and viola da gamba in this romp through the Baroque era.


Starry Nights Fall
Tuesday, October 16, 7 PM
Admission: $38 | Staller Center Recital Hall
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Featuring violinists Philip Setzer and Arnaud Sussmann
Starry Nights Fall is held every year with artists-in-residence, professors of music and doctor of musical arts talent who are brought together by artistic director and renowned cellist Colin Carr.


Aural Architectures
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 PM
Free Admission | Staller Center Recital Hall

The Electronic and Computer Music Studios continue a long tradition of electroacoustic music at Stony Brook. Three concerts presented throughout the year show off the latest developments in digital, analog and human-interactive performance. Also featured is music written for and performed by the Synthbeats, the Stony Brook laptop ensemble.


Samuel Baron Prizewinner’s Concert
Thursday, October 25, 7:30 PM
Free Admission | Staller Center Recital Hall

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Samuel Baron Prizewinner’s Concert Featuring violinist Anne Sophie Andersen The Samuel Baron Prizewinner's Concert is held in remembrance of Samuel Baron, renowned flutist and founding faculty member of the Department of Music.


Stony Brook Composers Concert
Tuesday, October 30, 7:30 PM
Free Admission | Staller Center Recital Hall

The talented student composers at Stony Brook work side by side with the stellar performers of the Contemporary Chamber Players to present new music in a colorful range of styles.


 

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