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"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. "
~ Aldous Leonard Huxley

What is music?

William Paterson University is home to one of the best music programs in the country. Students have the opportunity to study with world-renown faculty in small classes in close proximity to New York City. The department offers programs which lead to a Bachelor of Music with options to study classical performance, jazz studies and performance, music education, music management, and sound engineering arts. A Bachelor of Arts is offered with an option in musical studies. The department prides itself on preparing students for the multi-faceted demands of today's music world with skill, technique and professionalism.

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What interests and skills do potential employers value in this career?

  • Self-expression and personal fulfillment
  • Creativity
  • Flexibility
  • Passion for the arts
  • Ability to adjust to close public scrutiny and criticism
  • Dedication
  • Perseverance


Job titles for music majors:

Arts/Music Administrator
Church Music Director
Concert Promoter
Copyright Specialist
Cruise Director
Film Music Editor
Instrument Service Specialist
Music Attorney
Music Publishing Specialist
Music Reporter
Music Software Programmer

Music Store Manager
Music Stringer
Music Teacher
Music Therapist
Orchestra Librarian
Repair Specialist
Recording Technician
Recording Technician
Royalties Broadcast Monitor
Technical Writer
Tour Manager
Voice Teacher

Related websites:

Music Library Association

Music Educators National Conference (MENC)

Acoustical Society of America



Other sources of information:

Please drop by the Career Development and Advisement Center to learn more about careers in music. The career library carries career-specific books and counselors are available to answer any further questions you may have. Visiting the music department may also prove valuable in addressing questions.