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About this Department

Study music in an academically rich program, grounded in the liberal arts and elevated by inspiring artistry and a sense of camaraderie. Our program integrates performance, music education, technology, creativity, and scholarship, fostering an environment for students to broaden their musicianship within a supportive community of artist-scholars. Students pursue rigorous academic inquiry and extensive performance opportunities through our core curriculum, while three distinct bachelor’s degree programs support a wide variety of career options in music, including performance and K–12 music teacher certification.

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“Rigorous

Rigorous Music Study

Grow as a musician—in classes, ensembles, and private lessons—mentored by artist-teachers.

“Outside

Outside Opportunity

Connect with professional spheres: perform at big-name venues, present at scholarly conferences, and more.

Future Success

Future Success

From performing to teaching, from music law to music therapy, graduates succeed in an array of professions.

Recent News


  • January 3, 2017

    In December 2016, student members of the TCNJ choirs performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra on their live soundtrack performance of the classic holiday movie, Home Alone 2. For three nights in December, 80 students performed vocals in front of a live audience at the Verizon Hall in Center City, Philadelphia. Guests enjoyed a screening of the...

  • December 9, 2016

      Congratulations to junior music education major, Kaitlyn Anderson, on being accepted into the Small Band Programs Intercollegiate Band! This national ensemble is made up of collegiate musicians selected from 59 university programs from across the United States and will perform at the College Band Director's National Association Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.  The concert will...

  • December 1, 2016

    The Music Faculty at The College of New Jersey are active in both their professional associations, community and campus life.

  • October 25, 2016

    Ms. Siochi, praised by the New York Times, is an active musician and soloist.

  • October 7, 2016

    Jon Nakamatsu came to international attention in 1997 when he was named Gold Medalist of the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the only American to have achieved this distinction since 1981.