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


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.

Glazer music performance

New Music Performance Hall

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 »

Students Create Record Label

Two Nazareth music/business majors working with their management professor launched a record label that gives students the means to gain music recording, business, and marketing experience right on campus.

NazRecordz »

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.

Noah Jones

Doing Good

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

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.

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 »


    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.

    Prof. Nancy Strelau

    Strelau is well-connected in the music community and regularly connects and creates opportunities for Nazareth students, alumni, and future students — even in Alaska and the Bahamas.

    Read about Prof. Strelau »

    Music at Naz

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    Music Blog
    January 27th
    The Nazareth College Music Department will be hosting the 2019 National Association of Teachers of Singing Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions. The conference is scheduled for March 15-17, 2019. We have assembled a stellar lineup of workshops …
    January 13th
    Thirteen Rochester-area music students won scholarship awards and commendations from the Community Music Program of the Nazareth College Music Department, as part of its twenty-fourth annual Scholarship Auditions, held January 13, 2019. Each participating…
    December 1st
    NYSSMA Conference 2018Nov. 30: Dr. Keith Koster and Kiersten Hecht, BM' 20 attended the NYSSMA Executive Council meetingsDec. 1st: Kristen Shiner McGuire, our percussion professor presented a great session with a fairly full room. Everyone was very recept…
    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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