This two-year program provides an Associate’s Degree in Music. Students may take this major to acquire a diploma in two years and then consider further studies, such as the BS in Music in Worship. Graduates of this program will also increase their opportunities for employment in music-related fields music by virtue of having this valuable diploma.
Why Study Music at Nyack?
With a rich variety of majors and concentrations, the Music student at Nyack College will receive the professional training he or she needs for success in the industry or ministry of music, as well as strong spiritual support and mentoring on the way to graduation. Students learn their craft well and receive a high degree of encouragement which stands them in good stead in a very competitive field.
What Will I Study?
The two-year program, Associate of Science with Major in Music, particularly assists those who are working in related fields and have the opportunity to complete two years of study. This intense program consists of Core curriculum in the Liberal Arts as well as a rich introduction to music study and practice. Lessons, Ear Training/Sight Singing, Theory, and Ensemble are all included in the two-year program.
“My experience at the Nyack School of Music helped to awaken in me a passion for technique and professionalism. It gave me a deeper appreciation for the fundamental skills that transcend style and genre. I came in feeling like a good vocalist, and I left feeling like a well-rounded musician.”
E.A.Class of 2012
“[The AS Degree] is a curriculum which is rich in culture and won’t be forgotten. You learn the history as well as the landscaping of music that opened windows of appreciation I could not have imagined. Thank you so much for my Associates Degree!”
C.W.Class of 2014
“My two years of study [were] amazing. I came from Honduras just to study Christian music in New York and found a caring faculty; especially my jazz vocal teacher, Prof. Darryl Jordan. Thank you for giving so much to me.”
D.G.Class of 2015
The Associate Degree enriches your career opportunities and makes you more employable and capable within your chosen profession, such as one of the following:
- Worship Leader, or Assistant Music Minister
- Church vocal, instrumental, or keyboard soloist
- Public School Teacher’s Aid
- Private or Church School Music Teacher
- Music Business Associate Support (Management)
- Sales Assistant in Music
- Broadcast or Studio Assistant in Music
- Performing and Recording Artist
A number of students graduating with the A.S. Degree have gone on to the 4-year Degree and beyond, made studio recordings, serve in music ministry, and are serving as teacher’s assistants. A recent graduate served in management at one of the key music performance centers in the city of New York. Others have released their first album of popular music!