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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, SYRACUSE College of Visual and Performing Arts - Setnor School of Music







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208 Crouse College, Syracuse, New York 13244, USA

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Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts in Music. Four years. Emphases in music history and cultures. Includes world music. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz, opera), composition, music history, theory, aural skills, music education (with choral and instrumental conducting, pedagogy), sound recording technology, music industry. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Four years. Bachelor of Science. Four years. Bandier Program for Music and the Entertainment Industries. Studies include music business, arts management, music industry, recording technology.


Graduate programs


Master of Arts in Audio Arts. Master of Music. In performance, opera, collaborative arts, choral, band and orchestral conducting, composition, voice pedagogy, music education. Master of Science in Music Education.

Institution Notes:

A private university of Methodist heritage that can trace its history back to 1831. The College of Visual and Performing Arts was founded in 1873, being the first degree-granting college of fine arts in the USA. The music school's official name is the Rose, Jules R, and Stanford S Setnor School of Music. There is a thriving opera program. Most of the facilities of the music school are housed in Crouse College, and include a state-of-the-art electronic and recording laboratory and some fine performing spaces. The Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive contains more than 340,000 items, including a collection of 22,000 cylinder records. A Community Music Division offers music tuition and performance opportunities to young people and interested members of the local community. Syracuse University also has a campus in Utica. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Last Updated:

November 2022