Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music

Aaron Copland School of Music

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Faculty Office Hours

All faculty can be reached via email, and individual appointments can arranged between students and faculty.

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Hours and Location

Music Building
Room 203
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367-1597
(Tel) 718-997-3800
(Fax) 718-997-3849

The Music Office does not accept walk-in appointments. All appointments (in-person and virtual) must be made 1-2 business days prior to the meeting. A music staff is in the office from Monday through Thursday, and the office operates virtually on Fridays.

To schedule an appointment with a music staff, please use this link.
Phone messages will be returned in 2-3 business days. You can also email ACSM@qc.cuny.edu to reach the music staff.
We appreciate your patience!

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Graduate Programs

The Aaron Copland School of Music offers conservatory-level training in classical performance, jazz performance, and jazz composition, leading to the Master of Music (MM) degree. It offers university curricula in musical composition and scholarship leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree. In conjunction with the Division of Education, the School of Music offers a music education program leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree in Music Education. In addition, the School of Music offers Certificate and Diploma programs in classical performance.


Master of Music in Classical Performance

The MM in Classical Performance includes private instruction in the major instrument or voice, ensembles, studies in historical performance practice, and other courses geared to the needs of classical performers. A student may major in a standard orchestral, keyboard, or early-music instrument, in classical guitar, voice, or conducting (orchestral or choral).

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Master of Music in Jazz Studies

The MM in Jazz Studies includes private instruction, jazz ensembles, studies in jazz harmony, improvisation, arranging, recording techniques, and other courses suited to the needs of today's jazz musician. Students may major in either jazz performance or jazz composition.

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Master of Arts in Music

The MA in Music provides necessary training for classical composers, for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies in musicology or theory, and for students who plan to enter other music-related fields. Students may major in composition, theory, or music history (musicology).

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Master of Science in Music Education (Leading to Professional Certification)

The MS in Education (Music) degree includes courses in advanced methods, conducting, and rehearsal techniques, as well as research in music education. It is designed to provide advanced professional training for those who already hold NYS Initial Teacher Certification and are teaching or seeking positions in choral, instrumental and/or general music in elementary and secondary schools. Electives are planned for the needs of the school music teacher or are drawn from other graduate music or education offerings. A limited number of students will be eligible to elect special concentrations in jazz studies or choral conducting or instrumental conducting each year. Courses are offered evenings and are geared to the schedule of the full-time teacher.

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Music Education: Post-Baccalaureate - Advanced Certificate Program (Leading to Initial Certification)

The School of Music and Division of Education offer a non-degree Advanced Certificate program for prospective students who hold an undergraduate degree in music and wish to obtain New York State Initial Teacher Certification in Music, but lack preparation in education. The program typically takes two years to complete. Upon completion, students will be given the opportunity to continue with the regular MS in Music Education degree (see above) with some of the certification credits being applied to that degree.

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Graduate Certificate and Advanced Diploma for Classical Performance

The Professional Studies and Artists Diploma Programs provide access to the finest music performance education. Ideal candidates may be:

  • Classical instrumentalists/vocalists who wish to advance their study beyond the Master of Arts degree before entering a DMA program or professional positions.
  • International students who possess advanced degrees in music from overseas institutions and are ready for advanced musical performance training in the United States, but do not have the required English language skills to enter an MA program.

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