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Music: Music Performance


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About Music: Music Performance

Is it your dream to be a professional singer or instrumentalist? Would you like to perform on stage or become a recording artist? Or would you love to teach music?

The Music Performance concentration fosters individual expression and the development of performance skills. Performance students have the opportunity to perform in a wide range of music ensembles and as solo artists. This concentration also provides a foundation for students who wish to pursue K-12 music teaching.

Classes you can take:

Applied Music Lessons, Basic Music Recording; Business of Music; Gospel Chorus; Intermediate Performince Ensemble (CantaNOVA, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Band, Skylark, Take12 men’s a cappella), Music for Children, Music Performance, Musical Improvisation; Musical Theater Workshop, Ramapo Chorale, Technique for Singers, Keyboard or Guitar; Song Writing.

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Career Opportunities

With your Music Major with Music Performance Concentration, you can join other Ramapo alumni in establishing careers as solo artists, studio musicians, band members, songwriters, or in music education, music industry, music production, and live performance, among other options.

Hands-On Learning

If you’re a vocalist, you’ll be encouraged to participate in one of Ramapo’s five vocal ensembles and have the chance to tour internationally. You can also get involved with the Musical Theater Workshop, which presents a staged showcase each year, perform in weekly on-campus open mic nights, in recitals and many other opportunities.

If you’re an instrumentalist, you’ll have opportunities to experience music making in contemporary, popular, classical, jazz, rock, and computer-interactive ensembles. Individual lessons with performer-teachers are available on campus for voice, guitar, bass, piano and strings. If you feel like taking off-campus instruction, that is also supported.

Ramapo Music Performance students have performed in professional music theater, opera, clubs, on recordings andhave participated in co-ops with MTV2, Sony Music Entertainment, Architekt Music, BMG Chrysalis, and East Side Sound.