Music (MUS) and Jazz Music (JAZ)

The study of music entails training in performance, theory, musicianship, and history in the context of a liberal arts degree. Technical study on an instrument or in voice and in music theory is coupled with broad historical and critical study of music.

The undergraduate major in Music at Stony Brook is designed as a balanced educational program that serves as preparation for professional careers and advanced training in performance, composition, scholarship, teaching, and other arts-related careers. The Department also offers the minor in Music and the minor in Jazz Music.

Students graduating with a major in Music pursue graduate study in musical performance, composition, history, and theory; teach music in private and public schools; take jobs in arts-related industries; and pursue advanced study in non-music fields, often in the health professions.

For requirement information regarding the Major and Minor in Music, see the Music section of this Bulletin.