The B.A. Music degree program at Nazareth College not only prepares students to be accomplished musicians, it immerses them in the study of music from multiple perspectives with wide possibilities of professional work. Our goal is to develop skilled musical ambassadors who bring music to the community through performance, instruction, and various other ways.
Among our alumni are an Emmy-award winning composer, a nationally known arranger, a performing opera singer, and scholars engaged in a range of professional careers.
In addition to academic instruction, the music program gives students the opportunity to become technically proficient and artistically expressive musicians. You'll learn from professors who are highly trained artists and active performers. You'll find an intensive focus on private lessons, many performance opportunities, and a supportive environment that lets you perfect your talent from the first day of college to the last. Many students enrolled in the B.A. program have declared second majors in areas such as mathematics, psychology, and communication and media.
Education: Ph.D., Boston University; M.A. Jagiellonian University; B.A., Jagiellonian University
Teaching and Research Interests: History of twentieth-century music (especially the avant-garde of the 1950s and 1960s, “sonorism,” music in the Cold War); musical aesthetics; history of music theory; ethnomusicology; and jazz.
Composer, conductor, music producer, and director for television, film, and theatre
Allocco has won a career-total of seven Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series (The Bold and the Beautiful).