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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.

Auditions

Graduate Degrees »

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.

Noah Jones

Doing Good

Noah Jones '19 is an accomplished percussionist who's using music to help people recover from traumatic brain injury.

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 »

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 »

Roy Stein

Roy Stein, Music/Business Professor

Rocker Eddie Money, 11-time Emmy award winner Jack Allocco, Daughtry keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Elvio Fernandes, and Joywave lead singer Daniel Armbruster, are just a few of the connections that music/business Prof. Roy Stein brings to campus as guest speakers. "Connections come from connections," he says, and he uses his to benefit his students' professional growth and help them to network.

Performances

    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.

    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 »

    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
    July 31st
    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Keith Koster for his recent 2-year appointment as an Eastern Division Representative to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Collegiate Advisory Council.  His nomination for membership on this coun…
    July 20th
    We welcome back to Nazareth the annual Tritone Jazz Fantasy Camp next week, July 22 through July 28. The camp is directed by Bob DeRosa and the Tritone faculty includes our own, Kristen Shiner McGuire (vibes & rhythming), Gene Bertoncini (guitar), Dar…
    July 14th
    The Nazareth Music Department has recently received a very significant gift of the library of two highly prominent musicians, Nelita True and Fernando Laires. They were long-time members of the Eastman School of Music piano faculty  and have been hig…
    Music Major Mojo, Jeannie, Nazareth College

    Music Major Mojo

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

    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.

      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 »

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