"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
- Passion for the arts
- Ability to adjust to close public scrutiny and criticism
Job titles for music majors:
Music Store Manager
Music Library Association http://www.musiclibraryassoc.org/
Music Educators National Conference (MENC) http://www.menc.org
Acoustical Society of America http://asa.aip.org
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.