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College Of Arts And Sciences
Music
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Why Study Music?

Our Music program offers a balanced curriculum of music performance, composition, theory and history that positions you for either career or entry into a graduate program. You have the opportunity to learn from our award-winning faculty and to perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from our University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble to Jazz Ensemble and the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band. For aspiring composers and music historians, you'll enjoy taking classes in our electronic and computer music studios, and learning directly from accomplished composition, musicology, and ethnomusicology faculty.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Performance
  • History
  • Composition
  • Theory

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Rock, Popular Music, and Society
  • Imaginative Worlds of Opera
  • Music Since 1900
  • Sound Structures

ADMISSION INFO:

In addition to the application to the University, a separate Music Major Application is required.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Music Supervisor
  • Conductor
  • Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Executive Director

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Princeton Triangle Club
  • CineConcerts, LLC
  • New England Conservatory
  • Nantucket Music Center

Interested in this Major?

Department of Music

Chair: Perry Goldstein

Office: 3304 Staller Center for the Arts

Phone: (631) 632-7330

College Of Arts And Sciences
Music
Back to all Programs

Why Study Music?

Our Music program offers a balanced curriculum of music performance, composition, theory and history that positions you for either career or entry into a graduate program. You have the opportunity to learn from our award-winning faculty and to perform in a variety of ensembles ranging from our University Orchestra and Wind Ensemble to Jazz Ensemble and the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band. For aspiring composers and music historians, you'll enjoy taking classes in our electronic and computer music studios, and learning directly from accomplished composition, musicology, and ethnomusicology faculty.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Performance
  • History
  • Composition
  • Theory

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Rock, Popular Music, and Society
  • Imaginative Worlds of Opera
  • Music Since 1900
  • Sound Structures

ADMISSION INFO:

In addition to the application to the University, a separate Music Major Application is required.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Music Supervisor
  • Conductor
  • Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Executive Director

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Princeton Triangle Club
  • CineConcerts, LLC
  • New England Conservatory
  • Nantucket Music Center

Interested in this Major?

Department of Music

Chair: Perry Goldstein

Office: 3304 Staller Center for the Arts

Phone: (631) 632-7330

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