From the Chair
The Lehman Music Department is committed to providing the highest quality musical education in an environment that provides an inclusive and engaging learning experience for all students, serving the Bronx and surrounding areas with its diverse and active free admission performance schedule, involving students, alumni, college faculty and personnel, and many members of the community.
Lehman Music strives to be the premier music program in the Bronx and surrounding region by attracting a diverse and talented student population by the quality of its faculty, performing ensembles, academic offerings, and its integration with the many cultural offerings of New York City. Fundamentally, we believe that the study and performance of music in a serious and consistent manner encourages self-expression and confidence and will result in life-long engagement with the arts.
We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degree programs with a variety of opportunities for individual creative development. The 64-credit Bachelor of Science in Music offers a general program of study with emphasis on theory, musicianship, history, and performance within a liberal arts college curriculum. A 12-credit minor and and 18-credit enhanced minor in music are also offered (read more).
The 42-credit Master of Arts in Teaching Music is a professional degree, providing students with the Master's component for New York State Professional Certification, and guides them through the remaining requirements for certification eligibility (read more).
Music students performing
Dr. Concetta Tomaino, Nationally-Recognized Leader in Music Therapy, to teach new course.
Music and the Brain: How and Why Music Affects Us
"Special Topics in Music: Music and the Brain" will draw from works of science, philosophy, and literature to explore how and why music affects human beings on so many levels - from how we move and feel to how we speak and remember. The course will include weekly readings and class discussions, and is available for graduate or undergraduate credit.
MST 750-01 (3 graduate credits, 3 hours) or
MST 485-01 (3 undergraduate credits, 3 hours)
No prerequisites; courses meet concurrently, Wednesdays 5:10-7:50pm
Please contact the Music Department at 718-960-8247, or email email@example.com for more information.
Please click here for past faculty announcements.
News and Announcements
Presenting an original musical,"WHEN I GET TO WHERE I'M GOING" Call now to schedule an audition!
This spring, Professor Penny Prince of the Lehman College Music Department is presenting an original musical,WHEN I GET TO WHERE I'M GOING, about the Bus Boycott movement of the 1950's which led to revolutionary changes in the civil rights of all citizens. Dr. Prince has produced nine original musicals at Lehman, and as in past productions, this one will have a script written by the cast. Students, alumni and community adults are invited to join us for the writing, acting, singing, dancing, and set construction for this exciting project. Auditions are Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 5-9pm, and Thursday, January 30th, 5-9pm in Music 306 by appointment: 718 960 7796.
Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival
scheduled for November 20-22
The Johnny Pacheco Latin Music and Jazz Festival, produced by the Music Department and now in its fifth year, will take place from Wednesday to Friday, November 20-22.
Aspiring and established jazz musicians of all ages will converge in the Lovinger Theatre on the Lehman campus, from 10am to 4pm each day, for performances, workshops, clinics, panel discussions, and more, with additional performances on Thursday and Friday evening at 7:30pm. Admission to all events during the Pacheco Festival is free and open to the public.
Featured performances will include:
Thursday, November 21 at 7:30pm - The Bronx Conexión Latin-Jazz Big Band - Victor Rendón, Director
Friday, November 22 at 7:30pm - The Lehman College Jazz Band - Allan Molnar, Director, with special guest artist, vibraphonist Mike Mainieri.
Middle and high school jazz bands, vocal jazz groups, and Latin jazz ensembles from through the area will also perform during the daytime sessions.
For more information, please click here.
Please click here for past events.
Last modified: Dec 3, 2013