Undergraduate Curriculum

The Department of Music is a part of the School of Fine & Performing Arts and offers a large variety of liberal arts and professional courses to prospective students. We are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

The department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Music with concentrations in Classical Performance, Jazz Performance, and Contemporary Music Studies. Within the Contemporary Music Studies concentration, students may choose the general music program or emphases in Recording, Theory & Composition, or Pre-Music Therapy, which is designed to prepare students for a graduate degree (MS) in Music Therapy. A Music minor is also available.

Most courses are open to non-majors as well as majors, with the notable exception of Applied Music and some specialized courses. Students who sing or play an instrument can earn one credit per semester for participation in any of our performing ensembles: College/Youth Symphony, College-Community Chorale, Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, Collegium Musicum, Chamber Singers and Chamber Jazz ensembles.

We invite you to explore all that our department has to offer.



Course Descriptions

8 Semester Plan

General Education Courses



Phone: (845) 257-2700/2701

Location: College Hall G, Room 100

Web: www.newpaltz.edu/music