Music Department

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
Music students performing

Faculty Spotlight

January 2014
Auditions for Profesor Penny Prince's musical production
When I Get To Where I'm Going

BUS Professor Penny Prince holds auditions for her original musical production, When I Get To Where I'm Going, a story about the Bus Boycotts of the 1950s, which lead to revolutionary changes in civil rights for all citizens. Dr. Prince has written the music, and as in all of her nine past productions at Lehman, the script will be written collaboratively by the cast. Students, alumni, and community members are invited to join in the writing, acting, singing, dancing, and set construction for this exciting project.

Auditions are by appointment only on Wednesday, January 29 and Thursday, January 30, from 5-9pm in room 306 of the Music Building. Please call 718-960-7796 to make an appointment or for further information.



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News and Announcements

Lehman Music Ensembles Accepting New Members - Academic Credit Available

Play an instrument? Love to sing? Then the Music Department is looking for you! All four of Lehman's major music groups are accepting new members.

Interested students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are invited to contact the Music Department to arrange an audition. Lehman students can earn academic credit for participating!

Diana M. Battipaglia, Director
Mon & Wed 3:30-5:00pm or
Tue 7:00-9:30pm
MSP 100 or MSP 201

Concert Band
Alan Hollander, Director
Mon 7:30-10:00pm
MSP 203-81

Jazz Big Band
Allan Molnar, Director
Mon & Wed 3:30-4:45pm
MSP 203-01

Latin Jazz Ensemble
Victor Rendon & Armando Rodriguez,
Tue 4:30-7:00pm
MSP 203-02




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Last modified: Feb 5, 2014

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