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Music Majors

Auditions Required

All music applicants audition (November to April). Non-music majors also can audition for ensembles and scholarships.


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Music Ensembles at Naz

In addition to individual lessons and recitals there are many opportunities for students of all majors to participate in music ensembles, large and small. Prospective and current students who audition for ensembles are considered for talent scholarships.

David Cowles and Brittney Burgess

"It's opportunity after opportunity"

Brittney Burgess '18 (shown with David Cowles, art lecturer) is a music education and vocal performance major selected by Nazareth professors to sing for a Sesame Street video created by Cowles. Read the story of F is for Fairytale.

Elio at Nazareth College

What is Elio?

Naz students competed to compose musical scores for Elio commercials. The three-wheeled car of the future stopped at Naz during a promotional tour. Elio story »

Music Major Mojo, Jeannie, Nazareth College

Music Major Mojo

6 things you may not know about Naz music majors by Jeanie McCarthy '17.


    Nazareth College Choir with Mark Zeigler (conductor) and Mathew Valverde (tenor).
    Nazareth College Symphony Orchestra with Nancy Strelau (conductor) and Ivanka Drainkova (piano).
    Eric Hauck and S. Shade Zajac on cello.
    Marjorie Roth, Nazareth College, Music

    Marjorie Roth, Music History Professor

    At 18 months old, Marjorie Roth was singing in parallel thirds with her mother. Now a professor of music history, she loves helping students gain a deep, meaningful understanding of music performance and history. Read about Roth »

    Studying and Interning Abroad

    Quinton Harvey '15 studied abroad in Berlin for a semester where he interned with Musica Reanimata, an organization that rediscovers and promotes the work of composers who fled Nazi Germany. Read about Harvey »

    New performance space

    Nazareth is adding a 550-seat music performance center, an acoustically optimized performance venue for large voice and instrumental groups. This new space opening in fall 2018 will benefit students and enable more collaborations, such as with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. See the construction progress »

    Music at Naz

    Perform in ensembles small or large. Learn vital entrepreneurship, teaching, or therapy skills. Take on an internship nearby, in New York City, or abroad.

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    Music Blog
    March 18th
    Dr. Jacob Ertl, Coordinator of Keyboard Studies, has been appointed to the preliminary round jury of the PianoArts North American Competition.  From March 10-18, 2018 Dr. Ertl will be in Milwaukee, WI to select 10-12 contestants to participate in the…
    March 15th
    Harp Festival Day Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Rosanna Moore, DirectorNancy Strelau, Assistant DirectorWilmot Recital Hall, Nazareth College (Click here for a map)Registration $15 per participantFor  elementary, inter…
    March 4th
    MUSIC DEPARTMENT ALUMNI SERIES, SPRING 2018Monday, March 5, A72, 7 p.m.Forget the Familiar: The Feminist Voice in Contemporary Dramatic Song*Alexis Scangas, guest presenterpresent her research on "  ​Tuesday, March 20, Wilmot Recital Hall, 6:30…

    Jazz at Lincoln Center Internship

      K.C. Sullivan '15 spent a summer interning with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

      Study Abroad, Austria, Music, Nazareth College

      Summer in Austria

      Spend a summer semester learning in theatres, concert halls, and landmarks during this unique study abroad opportunity in Austria.



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