"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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To view Admissions information on Music, click here:
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.
The Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center
Student Center 301, 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone 973.720.2281/2282 Fax 973.720.2074