Music Program at SUNY Plattsburgh
Welcome to the Music Department — we’re glad you stopped by! At SUNY Plattsburgh, we pride ourselves on our talented faculty, our high level of student engagement and interaction, and that you can create a musical environment that fits however you want it to in your college career here.
We offer a comprehensive music major that, at less than 50 credits, is an ideal double major to others on campus. We offer a music minor that can be a fun addition to any course of study, and lastly, you can participate in our lessons, ensembles, and concerts without auditioning!
If you’re that person who played in the band all through high school, took piano lessons for years, or is serious about your music making and want to pursue it as a career and life path, we can help!
More than 30 annual music events on campus feature student ensembles, guest artists, and student/faculty recitals.
Programs of Study in Music
- Bachelor of Arts in Music
- Childhood Education Grades 1–6 Specialization in Music
- Special/Childhood Education Grades 1–6 Specialization in Music
- Music minor
It’s easy to find a way to participate in music at Plattsburgh!
Even someone with no prior experience in music can learn to read music, play an instrument, study the masterworks of music literature, or simply enjoy hearing something new.
At SUNY Plattsburgh you can:
- Join one of our many performing ensembles.
- Enroll in one of three programs of study.
- Explore the latest in MIDI and other music technologies.
- Take private music lessons, even if you are not a music major (available to qualified students).
- Hear and meet guest artists in performance and masterclasses.
- Take a course in an area of music that interests you.
- Apply for a music scholarship (available to qualified students).
- Work closely with faculty who will take a genuine interest in your musical growth.
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
Department of Music
Myers Fine Arts 114
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901