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B.A. in Music B.S. in Music Education (Grades K-12) B.S. in Music Industry M.S. in Education in Music Education (Grades K-12) Minor in Jazz Performance (for music majors only) Minor in Liturgical Music (for music majors only) Minor in Music (for non-music majors) Minor in Music Technology (for non-music majors) Minor in Music Business (for non-music majors)




Undergraduate Programs Music majors focus on areas including applied performance, music history, music theory, and composition while completing a rigorous core music curriculum. Students in Music Industry not only get hands-on studio experience and the chance to work with clients, but also must become accomplished musicians in their own right — which makes them highly competitive for jobs in the industry. Graduates in Music Education qualify for initial K-12 New York State certification and go on to become choral directors, band directors, and general music teachers with the skill and technology the 21st century demands. Music majors can minor in Jazz Performance or Liturgical Music, while non-majors may select from a general Music, Music Technology, or Music Business minor.

Graduate Program The master’s program in Music Education is specifically designed to help current music teachers earn their professional certification to teach music in New York state. In the process, they learn how to use state-of-the-art music technology, refine their performance skills, and develop their own unique approach to music and music education.

The College’s 107-voice Masterworks Chorale was selected as the feature performing group at this year’s NYSSMA Conference




Faculty Faculty members have studied at Juilliard, the New England Conservatory, the Eastman School of Music, and other leading schools. Many are nationally recognized for excellence in performance as well as teaching and research.

Internships and Field Experiences Music Industry internship placements are carefully considered for the student’s particular interest and congruency. These placements are matched from Albany to Los Angeles. Student teaching placements provide for music teaching experiences at both the elementary and secondary levels. In order to receive valid assessments, only Saint Rose experienced music education professors supervise the student teaching experience.

Remarkable Outcomes One alumna is an internationally renowned soprano and recording artist. A former graduate student has served as President of the New York State School Music Association and another is a current Music Supervisor. Additionally, one has shared the stage with Peter Serkin and won first prize in the International Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Hall. Still others have distinguished themselves as “Teacher of The Year,“ music school directors, studio managers, and audio engineers working with Fortune 100 companies and headline performers.

The Saint Rose Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Facilities The Massry Center for the Arts is an extraordinary venue for concerts and exhibitions at Saint Rose, and has become a major part of the cultural life in the Capital Region. Its 46,000 square feet include an acoustically superior concert hall, smart classrooms, practice rooms, rehearsal rooms — all designed for the highest level of sound quality. The Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media houses the recording studios, MIDI lab, and mixing rooms.

For More Information Music Department: Degree requirements and course descriptions: Admission and applications:

EXTRACURRICULARS The College’s urban location — and close proximity to New York, Boston, and Montreal—offers students abundant opportunities to perform and hear many types of great music in a variety of settings. Majors can take part in a variety of ensembles, including symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, campus band, Masterworks Chorale and twenty other chamber ensembles.

Albany and the Capital Region — Our Extended Campus Only a few blocks from Albany’s vibrant downtown and state Capitol, our campus is within walking distance of a variety of shops and restaurants. The tree-lined streets, historic homes, and modern stately academic buildings are the perfect backdrop for your education. This is an active community of more than 60,000 college students, and Places Rated Almanac has ranked Albany as one of the top three cities in which to receive an education. The Region’s role as a government and growing tech center provides plentiful opportunities for internships and employment.

Living on Campus Saint Rose offers guaranteed housing for four years for all undergraduate students and limited College-owned apartments for graduate students.

Scholarships and Financial Aid We have maintained one of the lowest private college tuitions in New York state and award scholarships, grants and financial aid to our incoming freshman, transfer and graduate students. Committed to enrolling students with proven achievement, the College offers academic scholarships and graduate assistantships based on high school or prior college GPA. For more information, visit

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Apply Today Students and families tell us over and over again that the undergraduate and graduate admissions process at The College of Saint Rose is personal. Our students and their families are welcomed as individuals with unique goals and aspirations. Freshman, transfer and graduate students can apply at

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Music at The College of Saint Rose  
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Offering programs in music, music industry, music education, and minors in jazz performance, liturgical music. Minors are also offered to no...