Professional Opportunties

Teachers of Music
Music is an approved major for students wishing to become public/ private school music teachers. The MAT degree prepares students for New York State teaching certification. The Music Department offers specialization in instrumental, vocal, and general music pedagogy.  Prospective students should direct inquiries to the department chair at 718-960-8247 or

Music Performance
Students in both the MAT and BS degree programs have the opportunity to participate in any of the department’s many performing ensembles. Additionally, students can perform in solo and chamber ensembles with the approval of the Music Department.

Future Study
Students in the BS program receive a well-rounded education in the critical disciplines of music study, including theory, composition, electronic music, instrumental and vocal performance, and music history, giving them a foundation for careers as performers, teachers, or for more in-depth study at the Masters or Doctoral level.