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; and 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.
View the Music department's course descriptions in the current College Catalog.
Performing Arts (MUS)
Facilities for the Music Department include two piano laboratories containing 12 electronic instruments plus an instructor's console. A computer laboratory is available for student tutorial work. Several studios are available for Applied Music instruction. Several soundproof practice rooms, each equipped with an upright piano, are available for individual practice sessions. A large performance space is available for ensemble rehearsals, performances and recitals. The Department owns a number of the less-common and/or larger instruments (including several grand pianos) which are available for student use. Most music classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems and the Department maintains an extensive teaching library of tapes, records, CDs and music scores.
Piano Lab: Building Z, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tutorial Center: Building H, Room 110–call department for an appointment at 516.572.7447.
Sound Recording Lab: Building H, Room 114–call department for an appointment at 516.572.7447.