Programs of Study

The Music Department offers a comprehensive music program within the context of a public research university.

We have degree programs extending from the baccalaureate to the doctorate. Specializations include classical performance in voice, keyboard, guitar and orchestral instruments, conducting, theory, composition, musicology, jazz studies, and music education. We also have a certificate program in recording arts for music technology.

We seek to combine the strengths of both the finest conservatories and the major liberal-arts and research institutions.

The department not only draws talented and bright students from all over the world to its graduate and undergraduate programs, but also brings to the Rutgers faculty the foremost performing musicians and scholars.

For information regarding studio visits or sample lessons, contact the faculty in your area of instruction to inquire about teacher schedules and lesson fees. Please consult the faculty directory.

All music degree programs aim to develop well-educated professional musicians who have a deep historical and theoretical understanding of all aspects of music. The diversity of faculty specializations provides a breadth of expertise rarely encountered in other programs.

Visit our Prospective Student section for audition and deadline information.