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

    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. 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
    August 4th
    There’s a new “new music” company in town: Soundspace.  It is the creation of two Rochester-based musicians who are involved in projects both here at home and around the country: Jessica Best and Evan Meccarello.  The first con…
    July 29th
    Junior All Star Competition in 2017The Junior All-Star Competitions, a competition organized by the Greater Rochester Music Teachers Association is a competition for students born in or after 2001 whose performance level and quality of musicianship is com…
    July 27th
    Congratulations to the Nazareth College Wind Symphony for being selected in a blind audition to perform at the 2018 Eastern Division College Band Directors National Association Conference March 8-10, 2018! This CBDNA division represents colleges from NY, …

    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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