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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 Music Study

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


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

  • August 9, 2018

        There are three curricular choral ensembles at TCNJ this Fall performing multiple concerts both on and off campus:   College Choir (MUS 130/170) Large mixed chorus open to all singers without an audition. Meets Monday/Thursday 12:30-1:50 in Music Building 027.   College Chorale (MUS 135/175) Auditioned mixed chamber choir. Meets Monday/Thursday 3:30-5:20 in Music Building 027.   Collegium Musicum (MUS 229-12) Auditioned mixed chamber vocal ensemble. Meets Mondays 5:30-6:50 in Music Building...

  • August 8, 2018

      Eric Laprade, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands  M.M., University of Michigan; D.M.A. candidate, Eastman School of Music               Elizabeth Guerriero, Adjunct Lecturer in Music Education (Strings) and Student Teaching Supervisor Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University         Christopher Sierra, Instructor of Applied Voice and Vocal Methods D.M.A., Rutgers University               John Ketterer, Student Teaching Supervisor M.A., The College of New Jersey

  • August 28, 2017

    Audition Sign-up Here: or contact Dr. Nicholas McBride, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education -- For more information on TCNJ Music Ensembles please visit:

  • July 27, 2017

    Teresa Marrin Nakra, TCNJ Associate Professor of Music & Interactive Multimedia, was recently invited to present her work in concert with the world-renowned Boston Pops Orchestra in Boston’s Symphony Hall. The concert was held on May 27 to celebrate the 25th reunion of Harvard’s Class of 1992; the Boston Pops and reunion organizing committee asked...

  • June 14, 2017

        Best wishes to the graduating Class of 2017, from the Faculty and Staff in the Department of Music Pictures from the Senior Reception on May 17, 2017 and the Graduation on May 18, 2017. Special Thanks to the Music Alumni Association for sponsoring the Senior Reception...