About the Department
Located in the heart of the intellectually vibrant community of Hunter College, the Music Department offers students the chance to explore musical expression through performance and academic study. Opportunities to learn from some of the best theorists, musicologists and ethnomusicologists in the field exist alongside exciting performance opportunities for every playing and singing ability. Our ensembles include College Choir, Chamber Singers, Opera, A Cappella, Jazz Vocal Workshop, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz and Popular Music Combos, Chamber Music, Ensemble Middle East @ Hunter and the Hunter Symphony. 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 go on to a variety of careers in music and beyond. Graduates of the BA/MA dual degree program in Music/Music Teacher Education Pre-K-12 - BA/MA 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
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