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School of Music

Remarkable facilities and acclaimed performers and teachers prepare you for a life centered in music.

Fredonia has award-winning faculty and alumni, exceptional ensemble experiences, flexible degree programs that are proven to lead to professional success, personal attention, and a beautiful, modern and inclusive campus. Choosing Fredonia means choosing a proven path to success.

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Our reputation is built on a long history of excellence, consistency, trust, innovation, and insight from a faculty dedicated to teaching.

  • Our Music Education program currently boasts an incredible 100% job placement rate after graduation.

  • This year our alone, Fredonia faculty and alumni received 11 GRAMMY nominations and 5 wins (classical, opera, rock, and pop categories)

  • Fredonia's M.M. Music Education degree program was recently named one of the Top 50 programs in the nation.

  • Fredonia is the only school with a NYS-registered multi-award MusB/MM degree program in Music Education

  • Fredonia's Jazz program has won 3 DownBeat Magazine Awards in just five years!

  • Fredonia's music students perform regularly in the university's Rockefeller Arts Center designed by acclaimed architect I.M. Pei and listed as one of the most amazing 25 college theaters in the US.

  • Our ensembles are invited to perform at regional and national conferences regularly; our choir performed at the ACDA Conference in Boston in February 2022.

  • Our faculty and students will present 2 world premieres in Spring 2022; the Fredonia Wind Ensemble will perform and record the premiere of a new work by Augusta Read Thomas, and the Fredonia College Symphony will premiere a double concerto for cello and piano by Avner Dorman featuring faculty soloists Natasha Farny and Eliran Avni.

  • Fredonia offers over $8 million in scholarships annually

  • Fredonia's Good Neighbor Scholarship provides an automatic, renewable $5,000-$6,000 award to every student enrolling from PA, OH, NJ, MA, VA

Fredonia is training the next generation of music professionals, and our graduates are poised to take the lead in reimagining and reshaping how music connects us.

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