About the Department
The Department of Music offers a wide variety of courses and degree programs tailored to the needs of students with different personal and professional objectives. Course offerings include a large selection of topics for both majors and non-majors covering many areas of music performance, theory, history, and literature. The BA degree can be completed evenings or days. In addition, the department sponsors numerous extracurricular events, including concerts, lectures, and master classes.
Private lessons in instruments and voice are provided to all performance majors and many other music majors by a distinguished roster of performance teachers. Financial aid is available to qualified performance majors and other majors who need to study with private teachers not on the staff.
Graduates of the department are active in classical and popular performance fields as singers, instrumentalists, and conductors. Concentration in music theory and composition can lead to career opportunities in orchestrating, choral or commercial arranging, film scoring, and music composing in contemporary and popular idioms. Concentration in music history paves the way for career opportunities in college teaching and musical scholarship, including such work as music journalism and criticism; lecturing; writing program and music-liner notes; editing, translating, and cataloging musical materials; and serving as a consultant to concert societies, opera houses, and publishers. Graduates of the BA/MA Degree in Education program are qualified to teach in the public elementary and high schools of New York State.
Seniors of high academic standing who are recommended by the department may be permitted to take graduate courses for undergraduate credit. Seniors within 9 credits of graduation may apply to the Admissions Office for permission to take graduate courses creditable toward the MA degree.
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Music
Administration and Faculty
Web site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/music
HEGIS Code: 1004