Undergraduate Programs

The William Paterson University Department of Music offers a full array of professional and liberal arts degrees in music. Whether your focus is classical, jazz, performance, composition, music education, music and entertainment industries, or sound engineering arts, our Music Department is filled with qualified and creative faculty that will support your educational needs.

Please note:
  • The performance opportunities for BM students are equal no matter what the degree program.
  • Candidates for BM degrees must audition for jazz or classical. So, one could audition for jazz SEA or classical SEA, etc.
  • BM degrees have more requirements and are more specifically career focused. BA degrees have fewer requirements, are more flexible, and have various career outcomes.
  • The MEI and DMC minors may be combined with the various music majors for more artistic and professional opportunities.
  • All three minors may be added to any other degree program on campus.

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