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ACADEMICS

The Department of Music at Rowan University is a vibrant, creative community of performers, scholars, and educators that prepares students to be leaders in the music profession. Rowan’s music programs enrich the lives of all students by offering courses and performances designed to inform, enlighten and elevate their creative sensibilities which, additionally, serve the broader community through performances, scholarship, and artistic offerings that inspire and touch the souls of its citizens.

Bachelor of Music Programs
Dr. Richard Dammers, Chairperson, Department of Music

Composition
Education
Jazz Studies
Liberal Studies
Performance

Curriculum Guides
Music Minor (M005)
Bachelor of Music in Performance - Vocal (BM1104)
Bachelor of Music in Performance - Instrumental (BM1104)
Bachelor of Music in Composition (BM1104)
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies (BM1104)
Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA1105)
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Jazz Studies) (BM1107)
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Vocal) (BM1108)
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Instrumental) (BM1109)

Master of Music Programs
Professor Marian Stieber, Coordinator, Master of Music Program

Composition
Conducting (Choral, Orchestral, Wind)
Jazz Studies
Performance

Curriculum Guides (coming soon)

The MM Program at Rowan University consists of six specializations: Keyboard Performance, Instrumental Performance, Voice Performance, Conducting (Choral, Wind, Orchestral), Composition, and Jazz Studies. Students take a core curriculum and other course work in the area of specialization to total between 30 and 38 credits.

Prospective students are expected to have completed a Bachelor of Music Degree. Candidates with degrees in other disciplines must demonstrate technical and artistic excellence in their area of specialization. Proficiency examinations in theory and music history are administered each fall.

To schedule an audition, students must complete the Department of Music Audition Application form, complete and submit an application to the College of Graduate and Continuing Education (CGCE), submit a resume of educational and professional experiences, and provide two letters of recommendation. To schedule an interview/audition: contact Professor Marian Stieber, Graduate Program Coordinator at stieber@rowan.edu Auditions will be granted following application to the university. If you would like to perform a work on your audition not listed in the M.M. audition requirements, please let Professor Stieber know of your choice.

PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL STUDENTS:

  • Foreign students: A minimum TOEFL score of 550
  • Theory: equivalent to completion of two (2) years of college level theory
  • Music History: Proficiency Examination comprising music from antiquity through the 20th century.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Course Catalog
Graduate Course Catalog