Nyack College On 2021 “Best New York Music Colleges” List

Dr. Sue Lane Talley, Nyack College School of Music Dean

Nyack’s School of Music is one of the 19 music schools in New York that BestValueSchools.org evaluated and ranked in the top ten at #6.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Commission on Accreditation also offered praise recently for the quality of Nyack’s music program.

NASM Executive Director Karen Moynahan shared in her letter to Dr. Sue Lane Talley, “The Commission on Accreditation and the Association appreciate the institution’s efforts with regard to its application, and its careful consideration of and attention to NASM accreditation standards and guidelines. Further, the Commission and Association appreciate the work accomplished by the institution on behalf of music and higher education. We offer congratulations on your achievements and best wishes for the continuing success of the institution.”

Dr. Talley points out, “Nyack College is currently the only NASM-accredited institution to offer a Gospel Performance major, a first for the School of Music. Each degree program is separately considered for NASM accreditation of the institution, which is re-evaluated every ten years.”