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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

Opened in 2018: Nazareth's 550-seat Glazer Music Performance Center is an acoustically optimized performance venue for voice and instrumental ensembles. The space benefits students and enables more collaborations, such as with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. About Glazer Center »

David Cowles and Brittney Burgess

"It's opportunity after opportunity"

Brittney Burgess '18 (shown with David Cowles, art lecturer), music education and vocal performance major, was 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
    November 11th
    Reflections on the Glazer Gala ConcertLately, Nazareth has been bustling with new and exciting changes. One of these changes is the opening of the Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center, lovingly known as “Glazer” for short. Glazer …
    November 11th
    Several music therapy students presented at the PASSAGES Conference this November in Radford, Virginia. PASSAGES is based in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association for Students or MAR-AMTAS for short.Madeline Mitchell, BM'20Emil…
    November 11th
    Past and current students of ours who attended the National American Musicological Society/Society for Music Theory conference in San Antonio, Texas (November 1 - 4, 2018).  Left to right:  Alums Mike Boerner (working on a PhD in Music History/T…
    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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