School of Music

Director’s Welcome

Greetings, and welcome to the Nazareth College School of Music. We offer our students an education marked by a unique blend of musical excellence, intellectual rigor, professional preparation, and a commitment to serving our communities. With undergraduate degrees offered in Music, Composition, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Therapy, and Music/Business, and graduate degrees in Music Education, Music Therapy, and Performance & Pedagogy, I am proud to say that we approach our centennial as one of the most comprehensive Schools of Music in the northeast.

As a pre-professional School of Music housed within a comprehensive liberal arts college, we offer an education that can equip you with the skills, knowledge, and habits of the mind to create pathways to success in your careers and in life. I believe that you’ll find the Nazareth College School of Music to be a vibrant community of musicians who are equally committed to artistic and professional pursuits, and passionate about linking these endeavors to the liberal arts and the life of the mind. We are also a community that takes great pride in our commitment to nurturing a culture of belonging and investing in you as individual.

Our setting is ideal for music students, with a beautiful suburban campus situated in wooded hills just outside of Rochester, New York, a city with a metropolitan population of nearly 1 million people and a thriving cultural community. Recently we celebrated the opening of our world-class performance hall, the Glazer Music Performance Center, a $15.5 million facility that has quickly become a destination venue in the region.

We are committed to a culture of openness and innovation, as we work to prepare our students for meeting the needs of a rapidly changing world. I invite you to get to know us better, and to join us on the journey.

Dr. David H. Davies, Director

David Davies