Chairperson: Associate Professor Donald Running
Graduate Program Coordinator: Associate Professor Sarah McQuarrie
Professors: Jean Kreiling, Deborah Nemko, Carol Nicholeris, Salil Sachdev, Steven Young
Location: Hunt Hall, Room 113
- BA in Music
Concentrations: Classical Performance, Jazz Studies, Music Education
- MAT - Music
Click on Academic Programs for program information and requirements.
Bachelor of Arts
The Department of Music offers a major within the framework of a Bachelor of Arts degree. The overarching goal of the program is to provide a solid foundation in music history, theory and performance within a liberal arts context, and by so doing prepares students who wish to pursue a variety of interests, including further study in music and Massachusetts Teacher Licensure.
In addition, the Department of Music offers a minor for those students pursuing a BA or BS degree, as well as courses that satisfy the university-wide core curriculum requirements. Private instruction is given in piano, guitar, voice and orchestral and band instruments. A performance study fee is charged for these lessons. Performing organizations are also available for both singers and instrumentalists.
A student wishing to major or minor in music should consult with the department chairperson as early as possible. Certain courses may be waived pending consultation with the Department of Music chairperson and/or completion of proficiency tests.
Students interested in seeking Massachusetts teacher licensure should refer to the appropriate department links for options and requirements for second majors: Elementary and Early Childhood Education , Secondary Education and Professional Programs , or Special Education . Students should also consult Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures for professional education admission and retention information as well as important institutional deadlines.
The honors program in music provides highly motivated music majors with opportunities to enhance their academic program through intensive scholarly study and research designed to be of assistance in postgraduate employment or in the pursuit of an advanced degree in music. Contact the Department of Music for further information concerning eligibility and application.
Postbaccalaureate Program: Initial Licensure - Teacher of Music
In conjunction with the College of Education and Allied Studies and the College of Graduate Studies, the Department of Music offers a postbaccalaureate program that qualifies a music graduate to obtain Massachusetts initial licensure as a teacher of music at the PreK-12 grade level (vocal, instrumental, general).
For additional current information concerning this program, contact the Department of Music.