Nyack’s School of Music Granted NASM Re-accreditation

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

The National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Commission on Accreditation has reviewed and approved the application of the Nyack College School of Music for re-accreditation. The Commission granted renewal of Nyack’s membership for the following degree listing.

• Associate of Science in Music
• Bachelor of Arts in Music (Collaborative Piano Performance, General, Jazz Performance, Musical Theatre Performance)
• Bachelor of Science in Music Worship
• Bachelor of Music in Composition
• Bachelor of Music in Music Education
• Bachelor of Music in Performance (Instrumental, Piano, Voice)
• Bachelor of Music in Gospel Performance

NASM Executive Director Karen Moynahan shared in her letter to Dr. Sue Lane Talley, dean of Nyack’s School of Music, “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. That certification is the first for the entire School of Music. Each degree program is separately considered for NASM accreditation of the institution, which is re-evaluated every ten years.”

Congratulations are in order for the extraordinary School of Music faculty. They are to be commended for their commitment to educating, training and mentoring the gifted student vocalists and musicians who have opportunities to perform classical, contemporary, gospel, jazz, opera and Broadway music. Many of the music professors are performing and recording artists whose tireless investment in Nyack students produces talent that has graced the stages of David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center; Carnegie Hall; Steinway Hall and other iconic New York City performing arts venues. Student and alumni musicians have performed across our nation as well as in Italy, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Hear from Dean Talley why the proud tradition of music at Nyack College continues to earn the prestigious National Association of Schools of Music accreditation.