Undergraduate Program

We are committed to providing the highest quality musical education in an inclusive and engaging environment, serving the Bronx and surrounding region with talented students, skilled faculty, superior performing ensembles, and top quality academic offerings.

We warmly invite the entire Lehman community to make music with us this year. Whether you are a seasoned performer or would like to learn an instrument, the Music Department has a course or an ensemble to help you reach your musical goals. You don't have to be a major to play with us!

Bachelor of Science in Music 

The Bachelor of Science in Music is a flexible yet rigorous degree designed to give students a solid musical foundation that suits a variety of careers in music and the arts generally. Graduates of our program have gone to enjoy careers in music education, arts journalism, performance, arts and non-profit management, and composition.

Students may design their own concentrations by choosing the following music electives:

Major Concentrations

  • MSH 245: Introduction to Music Therapy (3 cr)
  • MSH 246: Music and the Brain (3 cr)
  • MST 371: Practicum in Music Therapy (1 cr; repeat 3 times)
  • MST 496: Senior Project: Music
  • + One other music elective of your choice

*Students wishing to pursue Music Therapy at the graduate level should develop their piano and guitar skills (MSP 191, MSP 185), seek practicum experiences in three clinical settings (MST 371) along with courses in psychology (PSY 166, PSY 232, PSY 234) and biology and human development (BIO 173) and HIN 268).

  • MST 221: Fundamentals of Film Music (3 cr)
  • MST 321: Creating Music with Computers (3 cr)
  • MST 322: Recording Techniques and Studio Production (3 cr)
  • MST 323: Scoring for Media (3 cr)
  • + MST 496: Senior Project: Film Scoring or Recording Project
  • MSH 369: History of Jazz (3 cr)
  • MSH 370: American Popular Music (3 cr)
  • MSH 350: Topics in Ethnomusicology (3 cr, may be taken twice as topics change)
  • + MST 496: Senior Project: Music Research Project

Music Education Dual Credit Program

Maintain a GPA of 3.0 and you can apply for the Dual Credit Program: in your final year of undergraduate studies, take up to 12 credits in the Graduate Program in Music Education and have those courses count as electives towards your undergraduate degree. Then, upon successful entry to the Masters of Arts in Teaching program, those courses will transfer towards your graduate degree.

  • MSH 750: Special Topics in Music History (3 cr)
  • MSH 751: Topics in Ethnomusicology (3 cr)
  • MSP 750: Topics in Music Performance (3 cr)
  • MST 710: Advanced Musical Analysis (3 cr)
  • MST 712: Music, Computers, and Multimedia Pedagogy (3 cr)

Students wishing to teach in New York State schools may want to tailor their degree with conducting (MSP 445 and MSP 446) and a variety of vocal and instrumental performance courses (MSP 166, MSP 227, and others) before entering our Master’s program which prepares candidates for initial certification.

We offer a variety of professional development workshops throughout the year, masterclasses with outstanding performers, and guest artists who inspire.