Degrees Granted
BS, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Prepare for a rewarding professional career, no matter what music path you choose.

Why Earn Your BS in Music?

You can pursue roles in the music industry, including performance, composition, radio, recording, publishing and presentation.

Why Major in Music and Music?

  • Receive individualized attention and be part of small classes where professors take pride in your successes.
  • Learn the skills necessary to launch your career in music from a distinguished faculty of actively engaged educators, performers and composers.
  • Take part in regular performances in our world-class Adelphi University Performing Arts Center and interact with acclaimed visiting performing artists.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Adelphi University Professor of Music Paul Moravec working with a student.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our music and music education graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Skill building doesn’t stop at graduation. I was fortunate to have the Adelphi network supporting me through school and after. Summer work experience with Adelphi’s Opera Theatre director taught me about the perseverance that’s required in the business. That perseverance eventually led me to a leading part in the hit musical parody Spamilton.

Ani Djirdjirian ’16 BS in Music (Vocal Performance), is the 2019 winner of the Elliot Norton Outstanding Visiting Musical Performance, Actress, Award for her role in Spamilton.

Minor & Concentrations

Music Minor

The minor in music is designed for students who have chosen another field of study as their major, but wish to be more informed about music and become more experienced in high-level music performance.

Concentration in Composition

Work with faculty members in the department to develop a strong body of compositions for your portfolio, helping to strengthen your graduate school applications.

Concentration in Vocal Performance

The vocal performance concentration prepares music majors to be more competitive, whether you decide to apply for graduate school, audition for performances or pursue other job opportunities.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our music students participate in cocurricular opportunities off campus to broaden their experiences and enrich our communities:

  • Wrote and performed new compositions at the Walt Whitman bicentennial celebration.
  • Composed and performed original music for space-themed videos at Music and Astronomy Night at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements along with an audition:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Phone Number
Performing Arts Center 208

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