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Associate Professor Steve Wilson performing a solo during the Ray Charles Tribue at The White House
Associate Professor Steve Wilson and Berta Moreno performing

Welcome to the Music Department

Thank you for your interest in the Music Department at The City College of New York.
We offer the following degrees:

We also offer courses in popular music, composition, numerous ensembles, and much more. Whichever program you choose we know you will be excited by the challenges provided by our outstanding faculty and talented students. Our student body is representative of not only the greater New York area, but many areas of the United States, Europe, the Middle East, South America, the Caribbean, and Asia. Many of our graduates have gone on to distinguish themselves in the areas of music performance, recording, composition, teaching, and research. At present we have approximately 300 music majors, many of whom are second degree or non-traditional students. And the cultural and musical environment of New York City is always an education unto itself!

The campus is conveniently located near the A/D and 1/9 subway lines and students commute from all five boroughs and beyond. The Music Department is in historic Shepard Hall, at the corner of 140th Street and Convent Avenue, between Amsterdam Avenue and St. Nicholas Terrace. City College is also close to the George Washington Bridge and is an easy commute from New Jersey, as well as Connecticut and up-state New York. The City College now offers on-campus dormitory housing at The Towers located at the south end of our campus.

We're delighted that you're interested in our music programs and hope to see you in New York City soon!


Shaugn O'Donnell

Department Chair



Music Department, SH72
The City College, CUNY
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

p: 212.650.5411