About Music (B.M.)The Music Department offers a comprehensive music program within the context of a public research university. Our degree programs prepare students to achieve excellence and professional success as creative artists, teachers, and scholars. The diversity of faculty specializations within the school provides a breadth of expertise rarely encountered in other programs.
Areas of concentration include performance with specializations in voice, keyboard, and orchestral instruments; music education; jazz studies; and composition. We seek to combine the strengths of both the finest conservatories and top-tier research institutions.
At the undergraduate level, students in performance and jazz are trained for professional careers as performers and educators. In composition, too, students are prepared for professional careers as composers and educators. Students in music education graduate with certification to teach music in New Jersey public schools and receive extensive training in an instrument or voice. All four undergraduate areas provide rigorous instruction in music theory and history, as well as performance/composition, and are complemented by core requirements in the liberal arts.
To apply, applicants must submit the Mason Gross supplemental application and complete and audition and interview.