Undergraduate Catalog


Phone: 845-257-2700/2701
Location: College Hall G, Room 100
Web: www.newpaltz.edu/music

The Department of Music strives to educate students by providing a rigorous undergraduate core program in music within the liberal arts context. We aspire to promote integrated student learning through a diversity of offerings within the department and across the campus. Prospective students - majors and non-majors alike - will find a variety of liberal arts and professional courses as well as a full range of performing ensembles. We also offer an extensive series of on-campus concerts involving faculty members, guest performers, students, and student ensembles.

The department offers Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Music, with concentrations in Classical Performance, Composition, Clinical Musicianship, Jazz Performance, and Recording & Electronic Music, as well as a general music program with broad elective offerings in music genres and history, classical and jazz performance, recording and electronic music, music therapy, and composition. All students majoring in Music are required to complete a minor or a second major in a subject other than music. A Music minor is also available. In graduate studies, we offer an acclaimed M.S. in Music Therapy. SUNY New Paltz is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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