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Music Schools & Colleges in New Jersey

Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ
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The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music. This program of study is especially appropriate as a subject major with Education for those students who wish to receive certification to teach grades K-12.

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ
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The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey promotes music study in a program where performance, music education, technology, creativity and scholarship are closely integrated. Our core curriculum emphasizes comprehensive performance opportunities, rigorous academic inquiry, and professional certification. Our programs offer a range of music curricula, including individualized and innovative interdisciplinary options.

College of St. Elizabeth
Morristown, NJ
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Taking place in a new state of the art facility with a performance hall, the objectives of the Music Program at the College of Saint Elizabeth are to provide all students with opportunities to directly experience music and dance of the various periods, styles, forms, and cultures which have contributed to the common musical heritage of the human race. A Bachelor of Arts in music prepares the potential professional musician, dancer, scholar and/or teacher for a career in performance, composition, ministry, musicological research, dance studio owner, or work in the music or dance industry. Minors in Music and Dance are available.

Drew University
Madison, NJ
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The expression of ideas and emotions through music is integral to every culture. To understand music is to understand the essence of humanity. Music extends one’s comprehension of history and society while also providing preparation for a career. The broadly educated musician is in demand in the recording industry, education, theatre, film, television, and radio.

Itec Audio
Clifton, NJ
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Itec Audio Studios has built a reputation as one of the premier Music, and Audio Production schools in the NY and NJ area. Offering challenging courses with a realistic approach to learning and encouraging students to explore their own creativity and artistic passion. Our Mission is to empower and prepare our students for hopeful futures in the Music Industry. We accomplish this by utilizing industry standard tools, small class sizes and a NJ State Approved CTE (Career and Technical Education) Curriculum.

Kean University
Union, NJ
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Kean’s Department of Music has a strong reputation for the preparation of music teachers and boasts an excellent record for placing its graduates in public school teaching jobs.

Monmouth University
West Long Branch, NJ
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The music curriculum at Monmouth University is designed to provide specific knowledge and skills in music and a basic education in the liberal arts. Students entering the Department of Music and Theatre Arts are required to present evidence of proficiency in their major area of performance.

Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
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We welcome you to the John J. Cali School of Music, an educational institution that blends the best of a liberal arts atmosphere with conservatory standards. This is a place where students receive personal attention from a world-class faculty, drawn from the finest musicians and scholars in the New York metropolitan area; an environment where you can explore the depths of creativity as an artist with tremendous support; and a beautiful space in which to learn. It is a home with an extended family of students who share your passions for learning, performing, studying, and excelling in the arts. Whether you are interested in music performance, education, composition, or therapy at the undergraduate or graduate levels, you will find faculty and mentors ready to guide you to all of your career goals.

New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
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The Department of Music, Dance & Theatre offers a wide selection of musical opportunities for its students. The performance possibilities range from solo recitals to chamber music, large instrumental, and choral ensemble concerts to opera and musical theatre productions.

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
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Princeton’s Department of Music is at the epicenter of a musical culture that is broad and deep, reaching from edge to edge of the campus, from the classroom to the concert hall, and from faculty-led groups to those run exclusively by students.

Ramapo College
Mahwah, NJ
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The Music Major has a distinctly contemporary focus. There are concentrations offered in Music Studies, Music Performance, Music Production, and Music Industry. Courses are offered in popular music, African-American, traditional, contemporary and world musics, vocal and instrumental performance, musical theater, digital recording, electronic music, film music, songwriting and music industry.

Rider University Westminster College of the Arts
Lawrenceville, NJ
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The Music Program on Rider University’s main campus in Lawrenceville, NJ offers two degrees in music. The Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music Culture presents students with a focused study in twentieth- and twenty-first century popular music in a unique context that will give them an unrivalled advantage in any professional aspect of popular music, and the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art/Music track prepares students for professional careers in classical music. Students will work closely with renowned faculty and recognized professionals in a variety of areas of study. Broad-based liberal arts study forms the core of these exciting degrees.

Rowan University Music Performance Program
Glassboro, NJ
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Our Department of Music offers personal attention from exemplary faculty for students studying to be music educators, performing musicians, and students seeking a liberal arts focus on music. Optimally sized, the department is large enough to offer a wide range of performance and academic opportunities while small enough to focus on each student as an individual.

Rowan University Music Industry Program
Glassboro, NJ
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Rowan University’s cutting-edge Bachelor of Science in Music Industry degree program provides students with the extensive knowledge and experience they need to launch a successful career in the music business or the recording industry. Music Industry majors can choose between two specializations: Music Technology and Music Business. The Music Technology specialization offers hands-on production experience in the recording studio, while Music Business focuses on management and marketing as practiced in the music industry.

Rutgers University-Camden
Camden, NJ
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Course offerings in music are designed to give each student an integrated approach to theory, history, composition, electronic music, and performance–experience in all four five areas being essential to the understanding of music as an artistic and intellectual achievement. Theory courses allow the student to work with musical material, to understand modes of organization in composition, and to employ methods of musical analysis. History courses introduce students to methods of studying the development of musical genres and the relationship of music to the other arts and areas of thought. Composition courses introduce students to methods of style, structure, and organization of musical material. Electronic Music courses introduce students to current music technology and making music with machines and software. Students develop performing skills through private study and through participation in the College Choir, Madrigal Ensemble, Performance Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble. Ongoing concerts featuring renowned musicians provide an opportunity for students to be exposed to a rich variety of musical styles.

Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts
New Brunswick, NJ
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All Mason Gross School of the Arts music degree programs share a common aim: the development of well-educated professional musicians with a complex historical and theoretical understanding of all aspects of music. The diversity of faculty specializations within the school provides a breadth of expertise rarely encountered in other programs.

Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts Online
New Brunswick, NJ
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Challenge yourself to develop a greater understanding of music teaching-learning processes, improve personal musicianship and more. You will enhance your ability to share the importance and joy of music with the next generation of young learners, engage with a program designed for established K-12 music teachers, deepen your understanding of critical issues in the field of music education and benefit from a low tuition, even for out-of-state students.

Rutgers University-Newark
Newark, NJ
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The undergraduate music program offers courses and performance opportunities for all Rutgers students, in all types of music. Many students choose to major, double-major or minor in music. Our faculty includes internationally recognized artists and scholars in jazz and classical music.

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ
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As a small program with a high teacher-to-student ratio, we are able to listen to the needs of each individual involved in our program. Whether you aim to pursue one of our majors (Music Education and Music Performance) or minors (Musical Theater and Music Performance), or even if you are just looking to further an existing interest in music and become part of a musical community, our doors are open to you.

Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ
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The Music and Technology Program at Stevens Institute of Technology is designed to provide undergraduate students with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the interrelationship between Music and Technology. We view technology not merely as a tool that may foster the creative process but as a mirror reflecting the creative spirit of the individual. In this regard, it is our mission to not merely provide the musicianship skills and technological aptitude necessary for any actively engaged musician, but cultivate an insight into the historically pendant nature of music and technology. With such insight, we can actively engage the necessary critical thinking to foster innovation in music production, composition and technological design.

William Paterson College
Wayne, NJ
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The Department of Music at William Paterson University is a community of musician-educators committed to professionalism in performance, teaching, scholarship and creative activity, and community service. We collaborate to create a thriving cultural life on the campus and in the community through challenging academic offerings and performances of the highest artistic level. We provide the resources, guidance, and diverse environment that motivate our students to build and maintain careers in classical and jazz performance and composition, sound engineering arts, music education, and music management. Combining traditional teaching and learning with innovative approaches, the Department gives students the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the contemporary musical environment.