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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

  • September 25, 2017

    A Hands-On Workshop for High School Students, Teachers, and Parents Directions and Parking November 18, 2017 Registration: 11:30am Workshop: 12:00am-4:15pm Free Admission! The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey will be holding our annual workshop entitled, “How to Give a Great Audition,” on Saturday November 18 from 12:00AM – 4:15PM. To register go to:

  • 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...

  • April 18, 2017

    As a springboard for the 100-year Anniversary of the Music Program, we are planning a Music Festival on Alumni Weekend April 26-30, 2017 and hope that you will join us.