Degree Options: Major, Minor
Locations: Lincoln Center, Rose Hill
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Moved by harmony and rhythm? This major will be music to your ears.
Jazz at Lincoln Center. Arts Ensemble concerts in the Bronx. Piano recitals and choral concerts on Fordham’s campuses. The New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. Bands at venues all over New York City. As a music major at Fordham, you’ll study music as a force that has shaped culture and as a practical skill, craft, and art.
You’ll study a combination of music history, theory, composition, and performance in one of the world’s music capitals. We emphasize careful formal analysis and investigation of the social, historical, and economic conditions driving cultural production. You’ll also compose, score, and perform.
But you’ll learn more than music here. You’ll also study philosophy, theology, history, mathematics, languages, sciences, and the performing arts through Fordham’s common core curriculum, the centerpiece of our liberal arts education.
We want you to excel in your field—and as a human being.