• Music - Erica Street-Valentin

    In addition to her regular coursework, Music major Erica Street-Valentin is a member of the Elizabeth Singers, as well as the Residence Hall Council and has performed at numerous college events, including the recent Academic Honors Convocation. Read Erica's Story

  • Music - Piano Donor Article

    Mafalda Mainieri Faillace, '60, (not pictured) ensures the sweet sound of music will continue on the CSE campus for years to come by donating five new practice pianos, paying to refurbish two antiques and endowing the Elizabeth Singers forever. READ MORE

Program Offerings

The Music and Dance program brings together performance, theory and history for a comprehensive understanding of this important artistic medium. Students often develop an academic approach in partnership with other disciplines to create an individualized interest area. Musical collaborations with neighboring Drew University, and access to our 560 seat Dolan Performance Hall and its brilliant concert series allow our students to create, imagine, explore and grow.

UNDERGRADUATE

  • Minor in Music

    1. Recent alumna donation of 5 practice pianos and reconditioning of our 2 Steinway concert grands
    2. Faculty who are active professional musicians, composers and dancers on the national stage
    3. Education majors may apply coursework to the NJ Dept. of Ed. for certification in Dance Education K-6
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  • Minor in Dance

    1. Recent alumna donation of 5 practice pianos and reconditioning of our 2 Steinway concert grands
    2. Faculty who are active professional musicians, composers and dancers on the national stage
    3. Education majors may apply coursework to the NJ Dept. of Ed. for certification in Dance Education K-6
    See Requirements

Outcomes

Those taking music and dance courses will learn technique and history and will gain a deeper appreciation for style and interpretation in performance. An essential part of any education, music provides a window into culture and creativity and is a source of inspiration for both students and audience.

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Graduates

Alumni of the Music program at the College of Saint Elizabeth have gone on to successful careers in many facets of the performing arts, including performance, teaching, criticism and dance. All of our students continue to appreciate and be inspired by music performance and composition.

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Student Stories

Shannon Tipton

2013, Music

"The music program at CSE has many dedicated professionals who exercise a commitment to excellence, a push for achievement, and individual enrichment. Their investment in me was crucial to developing my inner artistry."



Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Vincent J. Rufino

Professor Rufino will again be a conductor at the annual Messiah Sing-In at Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer Hall in New York City this December.



Contact Information

Dr. Virginia Fabbri Butera
Program Chairperson

Phone: (973) 290-4315
Email: vbutera@cse.edu
Office: Annunciation Center, Main Floor, Room 202