Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the webpages of the School of Music at Nazareth University! I’m excited that you are exploring our offerings and I am confident that you will quickly discover for yourself all of the wonderful opportunities that await you as a student in the School of Music.

Our School of Music provides a comprehensive music training program embedded within an academically rigorous liberal arts curriculum. This integration creates professional musicians with superb communication and critical thinking skills, essential for any career in the 21st century. Our faculty work closely with you to help you find your individual artistic voice and inspire you to use that voice to effect positive change in the community. Our goal is to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to create pathways to success in their careers and in life.

As a student at Nazareth, you will have multiple world-class opportunities to showcase your skills and expand your education. You’ll perform on the Beston Hall stage, which is the same size as the stage at Carnegie Hall and boasts among the best acoustics in the region. You can also study abroad at one of our many partner institutions. While at Naz, you'll work with the top professionals in your field — be it performance, composition, therapy, education, or business. All of this combines to create a stellar educational experience.

Along with a rigorous curriculum, Naz and the School of Music value people. We are a diverse andinclusive community of over 200 inspired learners and changemakers. We are all committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which to learn and live. While you are here, you’ll experience the wealth of traditions that our community brings to campus. Respect for the dignity of all people and traditions is essential to the university’s mission.

Whether you're looking to start your professional career in music or returning to hone your skills in one of our graduate programs, I'm certain Nazareth University School of Music has what you're looking for!

— Dr. Bill Hudson, Director

William (Bill) Hudson

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