School of Music
Remarkable facilities and acclaimed performers and teachers prepare you for a life centered in music.
Welcome to the Fredonia School of Music! I hope you will explore our
website and schedule a visit to see and hear first-hand why Fredonia is an
exceptional place to learn and develop as a musician. Our reputation is built
on a long history of excellence from a dedicated faculty who have achieved
international and national recognition in performance, research, and creative
activity. They bring this level of experience and share that expertise with
their students in the classroom, rehearsals, and lessons. Last year alone,
Fredonia faculty and alumni received 11 GRAMMY nominations and 5 wins,
spanning classical, opera, rock, and chart-topping pop music genres. Our long
and impressive list of alumni illustrates why choosing Fredonia is one of the
best decisions you can make.
With about 500 undergraduate and graduate students, the School of Music is
one of the University's leading programs and offers undergraduate degrees in
Music Education, Performance, Music Therapy, Sound Recording
Technology, Composition, and a B.A. degree with specializations in Jazz,
Music History, Entrepreneurship, and Music Technology. Graduate degrees
are offered in Music Education, Performance, Music Therapy, and
Composition. Over 400 publicly attended events are presented each year in
the university’s beautiful performance venues, which include the state-of-the-
art Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall and the renowned Harry A. King Concert
Hall, located in the university’s Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center.
Fredonia’s music facilities also include 101 practice rooms (82 with pianos
and most with windows), 2 piano labs, 2 computer labs, state-of-the-art sound
recording technology studios, and the beautiful Robert and Marilyn Maytum
Music Rehearsal Halls. Performance venues in the community include the
restored 1891 Fredonia Opera House.
Built on excellence, Fredonia is also a nurturing and supportive environment
through and through. The combination of high standards and strong sense of
community is what makes The Fredonia School of Music unlike any other
music school. Come visit us! We look forward to having you on our campus!
Laura Koepke, Interim Dean
School of Music
State University of New York at Fredonia
Who to contact
School of Music Office