Major in Music

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music (45 credits)

The B.A. in music provides a thorough study in the discipline, as well as functioning as an excellent double major to other area on campus. Our students combine their musical knowledge with many other areas of study to create a fuller, more exciting college experience.

Benefits of the B.A. in Music

As a music major, you will develop musicianship skills and the ability to create and perform your own music as well as the classical canon. The program is flexible enough to meet your musical interests and to aid you to develop your career goals. Through close faculty mentoring, we encourage our students to find links between music and other disciplines.

Program Requirements

The 45 credit major requirements are comprised of 42 credits of core course requirements, including the opportunity for applied learning experiences on-campus or in the community. You then will take additional courses from a related discipline on campus, under advisement from a music faculty member. Some students may opt to take a double major.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the music program of SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Karen Becker, Chairperson
Phone: (518) 564-2471
Fax: (518) 564-2197

SUNY Plattsburgh
Department of Music
Myers Fine Arts 114
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901