OFFICE: Building H, Room 222, 516.572.7446/7.
CHAIRPERSON: Jeffrey Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FACULTY: B. Arendsen, G. Cavallo, J. Fox, J. Golan, K. Kelly, H. Marenstein, N. Neal, P.
Sheehan, S. Sobolewski.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS: D. Ferraro, C. Jusino.
COURSES OFFERED: Music (MUS), Studio Recording Technology (SRT).
The mission of the Music Department is threefold: first, to provide quality instruction
in performance, music theory and musicianship, and music history to prepare students
pursuing careers in music; second, to provide survey courses in various aspects of
music as humanities and general electives for students in other degree programs; third,
to serve as a cultural resource center in music for the students and the larger community
of Nassau County by sponsoring performing ensembles and presenting concerts.
The following curricula are offered by this Department:
Performing Arts Music (A.A.S.) - A two-year music concentration program that leads to the Associate in Applied Science
(A.A.S.) degree is offered in Performing Arts. The curriculum also is transferable
to four-year institutions and closely parallels the first two years of the BM degree
in music. The degree may also lead directly to performance and other careers in the
music industry. The Music Department is an accredited institutional member of the
National Association of Schools of Music. For acceptance, incoming students are required
to audition on their major instrument (or voice) and take a test in written music
theory, aural musicianship, and keyboard skills. Students may enter the program with
deficiencies; however, appropriate noncredit courses are assigned in order to correct
A minimum grade of “C” is required in Music Major Classes.
Departmental Requirements for A.A.S. Degree in Performing
Arts - Music:
- Four semesters of college-level theory
- Four semesters of college-level sight-singing
- Four semesters of keyboard harmony
- Four semesters of college-level applied music
- Four semesters of ensemble (chorus, orchestra, band, or percussion ensemble)
- One semester of music literature and one semester of music history
- Additional requirements as described under Programs of Study
- A minimum grade of “C” is required in Music Major Classes.
Applied Music Courses (a special fee will be charged for all courses.)
Requirements for Applied Music:
- Students must be matriculated in a music degree program.
- Students are required to perform on at least one recital each semester after reaching
the second semester of college level study and also to attend a specified number of
recitals and concerts each semester.
- Woodwind and brass instrument students must also be enrolled in Band.
- String instrument students must also be enrolled in Orchestra.
- Voice, keyboard and guitar students must also be enrolled in Chorus.
- Percussion students must also be enrolled in Percussion Ensemble.
- Percussion students in the third semester of college-level study (200 level) must
also be enrolled in Band or Orchestra.
- Students are required to perform a jury exam at the end of each semester of applied
- A failure in or withdrawal from the performing group will result in a failure or in
a withdrawal from applied music.
- MUS 000 Applied Music Master Class is a co-requisite for all applied music courses.
- Students in applied music must also be enrolled in music theory unless those requirements
have already been met.
Studio Recording Technology (Cert.) - This three-semester program is designed to introduce students to music and recording
technology and to provide a broad based perspective of the music industry. The SRT
certificate is designed for those seeking entry-level employment in the recording
industry, as well as those wishing to establish independent music recording/production
businesses. Classes meet on campus and at an off-campus professional recording studio.
Internship training will take place at a professional recording, production or equivalent
music industry work environment (at an off-campus location).
A minimum grade of “C” is required in Studio Recording Classes.
Facilities for the Music Department include a large performance space available for ensemble rehearsals, performances
and recitals; several studios for applied music instruction; and several soundproof
practice rooms, each equipped with an upright piano, available for individual practice
sessions. The Department also has two piano laboratories, plus a computer laboratory
and audio production laboratory that are available for student tutorial work. The
Department owns a number of less common and/or larger instruments, which are available
for student use. Music classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems.
The Music Department maintains an extensive teaching library of recordings and music