B.S. in Music
The Bachelor of Science in Music is a flexible degree that allows you to explore and develop your artistic voice. As a student enrolled in the B.S. in Music, you can focus on performance, music composition, music technology, or faculty can customize a path that suits your interests and needs. Our program is individualized, allowing us to work closely with you to develop a plan of studies that will lead you to achieve your artistic and academic goals. As a B.S. in Music student, you can choose up to 32 credits of elective classes, allowing you to pursue a minor in a wide variety of areas including Business, Theology, Education, Communications, Digital Humanities, among others.
The Molloy College Music Department Bachelor of Science in Music provides:
- A faculty of accomplished artists with international careers as performers and creative musicians.
- Multiple opportunities to participate in a variety of ensembles and chamber groups
- Opportunities for students to perform and show their original compositions, and arrangements in public concerts.
- Access to cutting edge classes in audio technology.
- Opportunities to create and record your own music and arrangements
- Travel abroad programs that will allow you to experience music, art, and history of other cultures
- A nurturing environment that will help you develop your artistic vision
The Bachelor of Science in Music with a focus in Performance gives students a well-rounded liberal arts education combined with a strong foundation in music. Students are trained to develop a career as performing artists through their work with our competitive pool of music instructors.
The Bachelor of Science in Music with a focus in Music Technology offers students the opportunity to explore music creation using the latest in technology and new media. Students focusing in Music Technology learn to produce and record music, create original compositions using technology, work with multi-channel audio, understand the basics of software programming, and work with a variety of music interphases. Students focusing in Music Technology will learn the necessary tools to produce commercial music, sound design, or cutting edge electronic music.
The Bachelor of Science in Music with a focus in Music Composition provides students with the opportunity to create music in a variety of styles. Students take private composition lessons, where they work on developing a portfolio of original works. Students can arrange and write original pieces for our large ensembles, compose pieces to be performed by our applied faculty and visiting artists, and learn to record, produce, and promote their work. Students are required to take additional lessons in their primary instrument or voice.
The Molloy College Music Department offers many opportunities to perform every semester in our student recitals and ensemble concerts. We offer over twenty concerts and music events every semester. Students are also able to audition to perform with the South Shore Symphony during their regular concert season and receive college credit.
Molloy College ensembles perform every semester at the Madison Theater. Ensembles available at Molloy College include: The Molloy College Sinfonietta, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Jazz Band, String Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and Chamber Ensemble.
The Molloy College Sinfonietta, is a unique orchestra and choir that functions as a laboratory for music creation. Students take on a leadership role in the group having influence on the planning, programming, artistic direction, production, and promotion of our concerts. Students gain hands on experience performing, conducting, and arranging for the group. The Molloy College Sinfonietta performs four concerts per year curated in collaboration between students and faculty. The Molloy College Sinfonietta performs music from a variety of cultures and traditions. Our repertoire crosses over seamlessly between classical, pop, jazz, and traditional music from diverse cultures.
The Molloy College Guest Artist Series brings musician/scholars from top universities and conservatories from around the globe to perform, lecture, and teach master classes. Students have the opportunity to work closely with our guest artists, and develop relationships, which may lead to future collaborations. Recent guest artists have included: conductor Jean Pierre Schmitt from the "Classical Saxophone Project", Dr. Mary Elizabeth Thompson, Director of Woodwind Studies at Sul Ross University, Dr. Christopher Nichols, Professor of Clarinet at University of Delaware, Dr. Anthony Williams, Professor of Trombone and Low Brass at the University of North Iowa, Dr. Esther Lamneck, Director of Woodwind Studies at NYU, and Cori Ellison, Vocal Faculty at Juilliard.