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For more information about the Music Program, please contact the Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts:

Sabina, Leslie
Dr. Les Sabina
(716) 375-2320
Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Room 205

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The music major at St. Bonaventure University is a liberal arts degree program, one that allows students to seriously satisfy individual creative inclination while providing the opportunity to increase aesthetic awareness and knowledge of art in general.

Creative aptitude and skills are developed in a methodical manner while relating music's history, trends, and current practices to those of other fields of study.

The music degree program evenly distributes required courses among the areas of history, theory, and practical experiences. Students have the opportunity to perform in a variety of musical ensembles, enroll in private studio study, and take courses such as composition, conducting, jazz improvisation, and MIDI/Audio production.

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Endowment funds
Jazz Concert Series

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The annual Clare College Jazz Concert Series, funded by the university's Keenan-Martine Endowment, brings to campus some of the best jazz musicians in the region in order to enrich the campus experience for SBU students and the community at large.

Go to All That Jazz

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Support from 'home' buoys double major

At the end of a demanding day as a double major in music and psychology, Julie Curran loves coming home to her SBU family.