- Music (Bachelor of Arts)
- Minor in Music Performance
- Minor in Music Production
|MUS 110 Fundamentals of Music Theory||None||Every semester|
|MUS 208 Music Theory 1||MUS 110||Fall 2020, Fall 2022|
|MUS 209 Ear Training 1||MUS 110||Fall 2020, Fall 2022|
|MUS 279 History of Hip-Hop (WI)||ENG 126||Fall semesters|
|MUS 218 Music Theory 2||MUS 208||Spring 2021, Spring 2023|
|MUS 219 Ear Training 2||MUS 209||Spring 2021, Spring 2023|
|MUS 350 Middle Ages to Baroque Era||MUS 101||Fall 2019, Fall 2021|
|MUS 351 Classical and Romantic Eras||MUS 101||Spring 2020, Spring 2022|
The senior recital is the crowning project of the music major at York College. Graduating seniors direct an evening of music at the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center. The recital is designed to be a showcase of the student's talent and expertise. In addition, the senior recital provides the student with real world experiences in leadership and project management. The student is also responsible for promoting the event to ensure a sizable audience and to document the event for self promotion and to add to their portfolio of accomplishments.
Community Jam Session
The York College Community Jam Session is a weekly event that takes place most Tuesdays at noon to 2 p.m. in Academic Core LL01. All musicians on any instrument or from any background or of any level are invited to jam with one another. This is a chance to share music and network with other musicians within the greater York College community. The intent is to provide a welcoming space for musicians on campus to learn and grow with one another in an inclusive environment. The repertoire performed is chosen by the musicians at the time of the session. The door is open!
The York College Jazz Workshop, led by Prof. Mark Adams, is open to all students, faculty, and community musicians who would like to broaden their skills on their instrument by performing in a jazz ensemble setting. Everyone is welcome to bring tunes (standards, covers or originals) for the workshop to work on together. Participants learn the form, melody and chord changes for songs featured in each workshop, as well as different improvisational approaches in the repertoire.
National Association for Music Education (NAFME)
- President: Daijha Rabalais
- Vice President: Ariana Thom
- Faculty Advisor: Mark Adams
The National Association for Music Education is the only professional association that addresses all aspects of music education. More than 65,000 active, retired, and collegiate members represent all teaching levels from kindergarten through college. Through its many programs, initiatives, and resources, NAfME works to promote the importance of music education, foster the best possible school music programs across the nation, and advance music education as a profession. The York College collegiate chapter of NAfME brings awareness to music education by hosting events, lectures, producing music performances, and to assist music students with tutoring services.
York College Honors Program
The Honors Program at York College seeks to provide academic, cultural and social opportunities to enhance the intellectual development of serious, highly able and motivated students. For more information on eligibility and the application process, visit the Honors Program website.
York College Music Alumni Network
In order to be a continued resource for music students after they have graduated, the York College Music Alumni Network is open to all York College Alumni who were either music majors, music minors, or simply students interested in music. The purpose of the resource is help maintain relationships between alumni that could possibly grow into new opportunities for people who share a history with York College.
Featured Music Alumni
- Kunal Singh ’13 (saxophone/keyboards/educator)
- Angel Rodriguez ’14 (keyboards/guitar/educator)
- Sam Yum ’15 (bassist)
- Marc Reddick ’16 (keyboards/voice/music director)
- Bayo Fayemi ’17 (guitar/bandleader)
- Joe Ferrari ’17 (saxophone/music production/retired educator)
- Mark Fiorentino ’17 (keyboards/music therapist)
- Kemba Lodescar ’17 (vocalist/educator)
- Margaret Farrell, adjunct assistant professor (music history)
- Nadine Carey, adjunct lecturer (voice)
- Matthew Koza, adjunct lecturer (saxophone)
- Jonathan Quash, adjunct lecturer (gospel choir)
- Bill White, adjunct lecturer (guitar)