The William Paterson University Department of Music is a thriving music program in the New York and New Jersey area. This is a community of musician-educators committed to professionalism in performance, teaching, scholarship, creative activity and community service.
Our music program is a collaborative effort that has created a thriving cultural life on our New Jersey campus and in the community through challenging music academic offerings and performances of the highest artistic level.
The William Paterson music department provides the resources, guidance, and diverse environment in the New York metro area that motivates our music students to build and maintain careers in a variety of music professions including:
• Classical Performance and Composition
• Jazz Performance and Composition
• Sound Engineering Arts
• Music Education
• Music Management
Combining traditional teaching and learning with innovative approaches, the Music Department of graduate and undergraduate musical studies gives students the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the contemporary musical environment. William Paterson is also conveniently located close to New York City, offering exposure to so many artistic and musical opportunities. The WP Music Department is a pacesetter in offering music degrees with a practical edge, critical to building successful future musicians & professionals.