Oct 25, 2021  
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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About the Department

The Department of Music at Hunter College offers a variety of courses and degree programs catering to the needs of a diverse student body.  Undergraduate degree programs include Bachelor of Arts with major in Music and Bachelor of Music with concentration in performance.  Graduate degree programs include Master of Arts with a variety of concentrations and Master of Arts in Teacher Education.  Courses include topics in music performance, theory, history, ethnomusicology, and music education. Private lessons are available on all instruments and voice, either with Hunter faculty members or with expert teachers outside the College. There are approximately 150 undergraduate music majors and 80 graduate students in the department.  In addition to academic courses and private lessons, the Music Department sponsors activities such as concerts, lectures, master classes, and social events.

Programs and Courses

Admission requirements and other information about the Music Education (Pre-K-12) MA program is available through the School of Education .

Administration and Faculty

Department Office:

416 North
(212) 772-5020
Website: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/~music/


Ruth DeFord
417 North 

Director of Graduate Studies:

L. Poundie Burstein
400D North 
(212) 772-5152

Director of Music Education Program:

Victor Bobetsky
400A North
(212) 650-3574

Educational Sequence Adviser:

Carla Asher
1000 West 
(212) 772-4621


Reuben Blundell, Assistant Professor, DMA, Eastman Scool of Music; Performance

Victor Bobetsky, Associate Professor; DMA, University of Miami; Music Education

Richard Burke, Associate Professor; PhD, CUNY; Music History

Geoffrey Burlson, Associate Professor; DMA, Stony Brook; Performance

L. Poundie Burstein, Professor; PhD, CUNY; Music Theory

Michele Cabrini, Assistant Professor; PhD Princeton; Music History

Catherine Coppola, Lecturer; PhD, CUNY; Music History

Ruth DeFord, Professor and Department Chair; PhD, Harvard; Music History

Philip Ewell, Assistant Professor; PhD, Yale; Music Theory

Susan Gonzalez, Professor; DMA, Eastman School of Music; Performance

Barbara L. Hampton, Professor; PhD, Columbia; Ethnomusicology

Ryan Keberle, Lecturer; Artist Diploma, Juilliard; Jazz Studies

Shafer Mahoney, Associate Professor; PhD, Eastman School of Music; Composition

Paul F. Mueller, Professor; DMA, Indiana; Performance 

Mark Spicer, Associate Professor; PhD, Yale; Music Theory

Jewel Thompson, Professor; PhD, Eastman School of Music; Music Theory


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