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Classical Studies


The classical music program at William Paterson University is renowned for its commitment to nurturing and developing the artistic talents of aspiring musicians. Rooted in a rich tradition of classical music education, the program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide students with a deep understanding of classical music theory, history, and performance techniques. Faculty members, composed of accomplished and dedicated musicians, guide students through a rigorous and personalized course of study that encompasses both solo and ensemble performance.

One distinctive aspect of the classical music program at William Paterson University is its emphasis on experiential learning. Students have the opportunity to participate in various ensembles, including chamber groups, orchestras, and choirs, allowing them to refine their collaborative skills and gain practical performance experience. Additionally, the university hosts regular masterclasses and guest artist performances, providing students with exposure to accomplished professionals and enriching their musical perspectives. With state-of-the-art facilities, practice rooms, and performance spaces, William Paterson University ensures that classical music students have the resources they need to excel in their musical endeavors and prepare for successful careers in the field.