Long Island Music Department

Long Island Music Department

Study what you’re passionate about. Develop important life skills. Get ready.

Infuse music into whatever major you pursue with our Department of Music. Choose from minors in music and music history, as well as a concentration in music for child study majors.

Regardless of your career path, these areas allow 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 gaining such important life skills as problem-solving, communication, data analysis, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and creativity.  

Prepare for careers in a variety of fields, including education, broadcasting, law, business and the arts, and get ready for your future with the St. Joseph's University 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."

Learn More About Professor Bernardyn

The Long Island Music Experience

Minors that Matter: A minor in music or music history pair 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 to the next level? Consider joining one of our two musical clubs, the Sharps and the Shockwaves. The Drama Club and the Art Club also serve as creative outlets for students.  


Expand Your Knowledge: Long Island campus child study majors who declare an area of concentration in music develop a deeper background in music, which they can use as a resource in their future classroom.

Learn more about our music degrees and programs

Music Minor
Continue to explore your passion for music.

Expand your knowledge and skills while studying something you’re passionate about with a minor in music on our Long Island campus.



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.



Fine Arts Concentration for Child Study Majors
Expand your knowledge to include both music and art.

Child study majors with a concentration in fine arts prepare to share their passion for music and art with future generations.


Music Concentration for Child Study Majors
Expand your knowledge for a deeper understanding of music.

Child study majors with a concentration in music prepare to share their passion for music with future generations.