Music

Serious musician? Find your tribe here.

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

Audition Information

Auditions are held from November to April for all music majors. Non-music majors also can audition to be in ensembles and get scholarships.

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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 recent promotional tour. Read more »

Music Major Mojo, Jeannie, Nazareth College

Music Major Mojo

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

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.
    Marjorie Roth, Nazareth College, Music

    Life of the Mind: Marjorie Roth, Ph.D., D.M.A

    Marjorie Roth, professor of music history and flute and director of the honors program at Nazareth, discusses the importance of esoteric studies and musicology in the study of music history. Read more »

    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. Learn more about Quinton »

    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 will benefit students and enable more collaborations, such as with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

    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
    January 28th
    As part as our continued partnership with the Rochester Lyric Opera, tomorrow 01/29,  beginning at 2:00p.m. two of our performance majors, Ben Reisinger and Brittney Burgess, will perform for renown artist Julia Bullock, soprano, in a guest mastercla…
    January 26th
    The Mozart Children's Chorus of Nazareth College is accepting enrollment for the spring season. Come visit our free introductory class and open house this Saturday, January 28th from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, room A59 in the Wilmot Music Hall. The Mozart Chorus is…
    January 14th
     Questions for Octavio Vazquez 1. Please tell us about your family. Did you come from a musical family. And where did you grow up?I am the only musician in my family. My parents, born in Galicia during the postwar years, had lived most of their …

    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.

    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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