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Department of Music

The Department of Music offers degree programs in Music with focuses in Music EducationMusic Performance, and Musicology/HTCC (History, Theory, Criticism and Composition), degree programs in Musical Theatre, and three academic minors in Music, Musical Theatre, and Piano Pedagogy. 

We also enjoy a cooperative agreement with the Eastman School of Music, preparing selected students for entrance into Eastman's MA in Music Education with professional certification.

The Department of Music serves as an important center for cultural life on campus and the surrounding community, presenting over 60 concerts and events each year, including musical theatre productions, symphony orchestra concerts, degree recitals, and faculty and guest artist performances. All members of the Geneseo community are welcome to participate in any of our department ensembles ranging from several choral ensembles to orchestra and wind ensemble, to jazz ensemble, and the Geneseo String Band.

Please note: Music and Musical Theatre auditions for prospective students for Fall 2021 will be in video/online format. Please contact Tammy Farrell at to apply or get more information.

At Geneseo, musical opportunities abound!

The Department of Music believes strongly in the public value of an education in the arts, its vital contributions to the public good, and its capacity to contribute to the quality of life of each individual. The formal study of music helps students develop the tools, discipline, and foundations necessary for a life in the arts whether as music professionals or as highly-skilled lifelong practitioners, while also promoting the value of technique, collaboration, and inherited practice to all forms of creative expression.

Get Involved

The Department of Music welcomes all students, no matter what your major.

Ways to participate include:

  • Joining one of our many instrumental or choral ensembles
  • Auditioning for one of our musical theatre productions
  • Taking lessons on your instrument or voice (we offer private instrumental lessons and group voice classes for non-majors)
  • Audition for the Music major (we offer majors and minors in all instruments, including piano, classical guitar, classical voice, and musical theatre, plus concentrations in theory, history, ethnomusicology, composition and conducting)
  • Consider Music Education (we have an exciting partnership with the Eastman School of Music which prepares our graduates for the Master of Arts with professional certification at the Eastman School of Music)

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Contact Us

Department of Music
101 Brodie Hall

Gerard Floriano, Chair
Phone: 585-245-5250

Tammy Farrell, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 585-245-5824