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Music Schools & Colleges in Connecticut

Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
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The Department of Music offers two primary degree programs at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), which are: the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Music Education, and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). The B.S. in Music Education is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills in music and music education needed for certification to teach music (PK-12) teaching in public schools in Connecticut. Students pursuing a B.A. in Music degree may choose an emphasis in: Jazz Studies; Performance; Theory/Composition; or a concentration outside of the major.

Connecticut College
New London, CT
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Our department of music seeks to distinguish itself among liberal arts college music departments in the United States. Our curriculum is modeled on the best features of a music conservatory, but we are small enough to offer personal attention. We are proud of our excellent performance spaces and studios.

Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT
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The Music Program at Eastern provides theoretical and experiential opportunities which emphasize the history, theory, performance and criticism of music and musicians from both Western and non-Western traditions. Music classes allow students to learn critical and analytical thinking, written and verbal communication skills, as well as creative expression. In addition, students engage in advanced training through practice, independent studies, internships, a senior capstone course, and study tours. The Music Program presents a full season of concerts, solo and ensemble recitals, and is often host to guest artists and ensembles, all of which expose our students and audience members to the diversity of styles, eras, and practices of a global society. A strength of the program is that core courses in music performance, music theory and music history are conducted in ways which make connections with other areas of the arts, culture, and society. The breadth of knowledge which comes from a broad, liberal arts focus in music studies has been recognized as a powerful tool in being prepared for the challenges that are inevitable in a rapidly changing world.

Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
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The Music Program at Fairfield University is designed to give students the opportunity to study with faculty whose expertise and real-world experience make for dynamic interaction within and beyond the classroom. We offer students the intimacy of a small arts community embedded within a broad range of liberal arts courses that Fairfield provides to all undergraduate students.

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT
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The mission of the Department of Music is to provide all students with a comprehensive, challenging, and rigorous music education. It is our goal to offer a broad and expansive array of courses designed to meet the needs of the entire student body, ranging from those who wish to pursue a career in music to those who study music solely for its intrinsic, aesthetic value. Large ensembles, small and chamber ensembles, private lessons, jazz studies, keyboard studies, music history, and music theory, electronic and media music are all offered as a part of the Department’s thorough curriculum. The Department strives to promote the overall academic and civic roles of the students of Southern Connecticut State University through the study, composition, and performance of music.

Trinity College
Hartford, CT
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Trinity College’s Music Department is a place to make music and to learn about it; to practice, perform, study, and create. The teachers in the department have made this an environment where making music, thinking and talking about music, and understanding music are taken seriously; and a place where commitment to high standards is matched by a concern for developing the talents of each individual student.

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT
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Established in 1947, the music program at UB is an innovative way to obtain a Bachelor of Music degree featuring individualized attention, practical advice on musical careers, and world class training. If you are intense about the process of learning music and want to do so in an environment with other supportive and interesting students from all over the world, then our program may be perfect for you.

University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
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The UConn Department of Music has a proud tradition of preparing future performers, composers, and teachers, while also enriching the life experience of the campus and wider community. Music alumni credit their success to the “start” they received at UConn, prizing both the focus given to their specialties and the opportunities to experience new, often path-changing, instruction and events.

University of Hartford (The Hartt School)
West Hartford, CT
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The Hartt School is the comprehensive performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford. Hartt offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Renowned faculty who perform and teach around the world mentor our students in their pursuits of excellence. With dozens of performing organizations and more than 400 instrumental and vocal performances, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and musical theatre productions a year, performance is central to Hartt’s curriculum.

University of New Haven
New Haven, CT
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Honored by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 100 music programs in the country, students at the University of New Haven benefit from classes taught by industry professionals, as well as the school’s proximity to the music mecca of New York City. The school offers three Music bachelor’s degree options. In the Music BA track, students can choose to focus their studies on performance or musicology. Music and Sound Recording students can choose from a BA option, which offers coursework in music theory, history, and aesthetics; musicianship; and sound recording technology and techniques, or a BS option, which focuses more on the science and technology of recording through courses in calculus, physics, and electrical engineering. Music Industry BA students take classes in the music industry, music performance, sound recording, and business.

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
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The Wesleyan University Music Department provides a unique and pioneering environment for advanced exploration committed to the study, performance, and composition of music from a perspective that recognizes and engages the breadth and diversity of the world’s musics and technologies. As an integral part of one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions, the department has enjoyed an international reputation for innovation and excellence, attracting students from around the globe since the inception of its visionary program in World Music four decades ago.

Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
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The Department of Music at Western Connecticut State University is a friendly, vibrant, student-oriented unit in an institution of higher learning that serves as an accessible, responsive and creative intellectual resource for the people and institutions of Connecticut. The faculty and staff of the department strive to meet the educational needs of a diverse student body through instruction, performance, scholarship and public service. Additionally, the department fosters the highest standards of teaching and research in its undergraduate and graduate programs and supports the establishment and continuation of a just and moral society through its own accomplishments, the work of its faculty and staff, and the achievements of its graduates.

Yale University
New Haven, CT
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For more than a century, we have nurtured generations of successful performers, composers, and cultural leaders. One of the leading professional music schools in the world, we seek students of extraordinary musical talent to pursue their advanced studies with our distinguished faculty. The School of Music is an integral part of an international research university that not only cherishes its academic heritage but also values all of the arts. At Yale, you will find an array of libraries, art galleries, historical collections, theatrical presentations, and a prolific concert life. Yale’s close proximity to New York and Boston also broadens the student experience immeasurably. New Haven and surrounding towns offer an abundance of historic villages, diverse neighborhoods, charming shops, fine restaurants, and beaches.