Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 
Art History & Music Department


 
 
Top Row L-R: Jo Anna Isaak (Art History), Daniel Ott (Music), Sevin Yaraman (Music), Jack Spalding (Art History), Matthew Gelbart (Music), Kathryn Heleniak (Art History), Eric Bianchi (Music)
Center Row L-R: Barbara Mundy, (Art History), Rev. Gregory Waldrop, S.J., (Art History), Asato Ikeda (Art History), Maria Ruvoldt (Art History), Larry Stempel (Music)
Front Row L-R: Susanna McFadden (Art History), Nina Rowe (Art History)

About Us

In our art history and music courses, we emphasize careful formal analysis coordinated with investigation of the social, historical and economic conditions driving cultural production. We plan class assignments and special trips to take advantage of the art and music in New York City, introducing students to world-renowned museum collections and musical ensembles as well as the city’s ever-developing contemporary art scene. Offering a variety of seminars and workshop courses and keeping our lecture classes small (with a maximum of 35 students), we practice a pedagogy that favors dialogue and debate in the classroom. We work to foster strong intellectual and mentoring partnerships with students to help guide them through their undergraduate careers and prepare them for life beyond Fordham.

We believe that a humanities-based education, with its emphasis on analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and clear expression, best prepares students for a wide choice of careers. Many of our art history students enter art-related professions, working in galleries, museums, auction houses and art publishing. Music history students often work in the recording industry, or as educators. Every year, students from both programs continue on to graduate study. For news from former students, visit the Alumni page.

 

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