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Music Department

Music Department

Contact

  • Phone

    (585) 389-2700
  • Email

    music@naz.edu
  • Location

    Wilmot - 1A
  • Fax

    (585) 389-2939

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Professional Connection

In our areas of professional study, students are connected with faculty and supervisors that have extensive "real world" experience:

  • Retired public school teachers supervise the student teachers
  • Practicing music therapists supervise students' clinical work
  • Internships offered in the areas of music business and music history
  • Master classes taught by internationally known guest artists
  • Student travel to professional conferences

The Nazareth College Music Department integrates intensive studies in music—performance, theory, and history and musicianship skills— with professional music programs. Through the combination of these music studies with the Nazareth liberal arts core, which intentionally links to the professional programs, we offer our students an education that equips them with the skills, knowledge and habits of mind to create pathways to success in their careers and in life. 

Each music degree program is designed to prepare students not only for careers within the various degree areas, but also for exciting endeavors that will perpetuate and sustain the art of music in our local and global communities. We are a vibrant community of musicians focused on the art of music, the professional domains of practice within the musical career areas, and the relationship of these areas to the liberal arts.  Whether as a prospective student, or a member of the community, we invite you to join us in these efforts. Music is powerful—our students make a difference! 

We are a vibrant community of musicians focused on the art of music, the professional domains of practice within the musical career areas, and the relationship of these areas to the liberal arts.  Whether as a prospective student, or a member of the community, we invite you to join us in these efforts!

Beverly Smoker, DMA, Department Chair

Degree Program Offerings

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      A degree in Music from Nazareth College not only prepares students to be accomplished musicians, it immerses them in the study of music from multiple perspectives. Learn More

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      Nazareth College's new Music/Business program is the first of its kind in the Rochester area. Students are exposed to the creative, financial, legal, technical, and marketing aspects of the industry. Learn More

    • Music Education

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    • Music Therapy

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    • Music Performance

      The Music Performance degree provides professional-level performance training for students who aspire to be professional musicians. Learn More

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