Brooklyn Music Department

Brooklyn Music Department

Follow your passion. Develop important life skills. Get ready.

Infuse music into the major of your choosing with our Department of Music. 

No matter your career path, a music history minor allows you to personally customize your education, letting you grow as you discover new interests and expand your intellectual journey. Distinguish yourself from other job candidates, while developing your creativity and gaining such important life skills as problem-solving, communication, data analysis, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Prepare for careers in a variety of fields, including journalism, education, broadcasting, business and the arts, and get ready for your future with our Department of Music.

Leon Bernardyn
Chair of the Music Department

"The music department curriculum primarily fulfills human expression core credits and liberal arts requirements, introducing our students to the beauty of a diverse variety of music from all parts of the world, cultures, and people. Coursework prepares students to think critically about the great compositions and songs, and how this appreciation can extend beyond music. Our chorus and instrumental ensemble perform each year, as well as our student-run ensembles, the Sharps and Shockwaves."

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The Brooklyn Music Experience

Minors that Matter: A minor in music history pairs well with such majors as journalism and new media studies, studio art, business administration, marketing, child study and criminal justice

Get Involved Outside the Classroom: Want to take your passion for music and the arts to the next level? Consider joining the Diamonds Dance Team as a creative outlet. 

Improve Your Marketability: Declaring a minor in college not only makes a student more marketable when entering the workforce after graduating, it also deepens their thinking and worldview. 

Learn more about our music programs

Music History Minor
Delve into the musical past.

Research and analyze music of the past with our music history minor. All required music history courses can be completed fully online.