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The Music department invites you to join our community of music creators, performers, and improvisors and explore ways music can make a difference in your life, your community and the world.


We are a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.

Listen Forward on YouTube

 

 

Listen Forward is a video series led by an interdisciplinary team of faculty and students whose aim is to capture the essence of music in New Paltz through a curatorial process of exploration that deepens our understanding of the town we live in.

 

Department of Music on Instagram

Meet Our Full-Time Faculty

Phyllis Chen

Composition, Recording and Electronic Music

 

Katie Down

Graduate Music Therapy

 

Mark Dziuba

Jazz Studies

 

Adam Fontana

Symphonic Band

 

Christiana Fortune-Reader

Violin and Viola

 

Edward Lundergan

Choral Ensembles

 

Kathleen Murphy

Graduate Music Therapy

 

Alex Peh

Associate Chair, Piano

 

Susan Seligman

Cello
Sight-singing and Ear-training

 

Kent Smith

Voice

 

Heather Wagner

Graduate Music Therapy

 

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