The Conservatory of Music
Kean University's music department is fully accredited by the prestigious National Association of Schools of Music. Kean's Conservatory of Music has a strong reputation for the preparation of music teachers and boasts an excellent record for placing its graduates in public school teaching positions. Our Conservatory of Music has has eight Resident faculty, eight concert artists and thirty-two adjunct faculty. These professors are dedicated to developing the talents of the sixty to seventy music majors/minors enrolled each semester, as well as their general music students. Thus, although the faculty and the program are large enough to offer a full range of undergraduate courses and thorough training, students also receive a generous amount of faculty attention as well as solos and other performance opportunities they might not get in a school with 200-400 music majors. The music students at Kean University are a close-knit, supportive group of talented musicians. Recent performances at Kean include concerts by Emerson String Quartet, Empire Brass Quartet, Los Romeros, Vienna Choir Boys, soprano Harolyn Blackwell, cellist Daniel Lee, guitarist Sharon Isbin, violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianists Misha Dichter and Jeffrey Siegal. Kean is 10 miles from NYC, and the Conservatory of Music offers frequent bus trips to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera. With a train stop across from the university, it takes about ½ hour to get into “the city.” Kean is also centrally located in the state, and has unsurpassed access to New Jersey's highways as it is a short driving distance from the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 22, 78, 24, and 1/9. All of Kean’s practice rooms and classrooms are equipped with new Kawai and Yamaha pianos, including a number of grands. Students and faculty also regularly make use of a Steinway 7’ grand and two 9’ Steinway concert grands. In 2000, the department also acquired a number of new band instruments to support the instrumental program. In addition, the music department boasts a state-of-the-art computer music facility with Macintosh G4 computers, high-end Kawai digital pianos with 88 full-weighted keys, and a myriad of other digital audio and MIDI-related hardware.
College of Visual and Performing Arts Information Day
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Registration begins August 1, 2014