Exceptional student opportunities with top-notch ensembles
One of the nation's oldest and most respected programs, focusing on small groups, improvisation, creating a true jazz environment with world-class New York faculty.
State-of-the-art music production and recording studios
Undergraduate and graduate degrees in Classical Performance, Jazz Studies and Performance, Popular Music Studies, Music Education, Music Management, and Sound Engineering Arts
THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT AT WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
The Department of Music at William Paterson University is a community of musician-educators committed to professionalism in performance, teaching, scholarship and creative activity, and community service. We collaborate to create a thriving cultural life on the campus and in the community through challenging academic offerings and performances of the highest artistic level. We provide the resources, guidance, and diverse environment that motivate our students to build and maintain careers in classical and jazz performance and composition, sound engineering arts, music education, and music management. Combining traditional teaching and learning with innovative approaches, the Department gives students the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the contemporary musical environment. Please take a look around and don't hesitate to CONTACT US if we can be of any assistance to you.
Jazz Legend Barry Harris works with WP jazz students
WP Music Alum Playing with Beyoncé at the Super Bowl!
Check out William Paterson alum Crystal Torres (trumpet), rehearsing with Beyoncé for the Super Bowl halftime show!
Our new degree in Popular Music Studies
The William Paterson University Symphony Orchestra and Choir before their concert at Avery Fisher Hall at New York City's Lincoln Center, March 26, 2011.
Dates To Remember:
For all classical degree programs the deadlines for submission of Music Department applications are:
April 1 for fall matriculation
October 25 for spring matriculation
For Jazz Studies and the B.A. with Popular Music Emphasis the deadlines for submission of Music Department applications is February 1. There is no spring matriculation for these programs.
Upcoming audition dates:
Fri. Nov. 1, 2013
Fri. Jan. 31, 2014
Fri. Feb. 14, 2014
Fri. Feb. 28, 2014
Fri. Mar. 14, 2014
Fri. Apr. 4, 2014
Priority deadline for academic and music talent scholarship consideration is Feb. 14, 2014.