Prospective Students
Audition Dates
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 3:30-5:00
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 3:30-5:00
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 3:30-5:00
Wednesday, March 28, 3:30-5:00
Wednesday, April 25, 3:30-5:00

Audition Info
Enlow Hall
With the completion of Eugene and Shelley Enlow Hall in 2009 (pictured on our homepage), Kean University gained a performance facility whose superb acoustics and elegant appearance rivals that of the best New York area recital halls. Although it "boasts golden wood walls and 324 plush green seats, the clear, resonant, standing-next-to-you intimacy with which sound travels from the stage should be the real draw for music lovers." (Star Ledger). The opening of Enlow Hall signals the continued growth and ascent of the Kean Music Department as a regional cultural resource. Enlow is equipped with a magnificent piano as well, a ten foot Fazioli F308 Concert Grand. (This is in addition to a beautiful nine foot Steinway D Concert Grand). The Italian-made Fazioli instrument has received accolades from concert pianists and audience members alike, and has been selected for performances by Vladimir Ashkenazy, Martha Argerich, Murrah Perahia, Lazar Berman, and Alfred Brendel.
NASM Accreditation
The Kean University Conservatory of Music is fully accredited by the prestigious National Association of Schools of Music.
An Outstanding Music Education Program
The Kean University Conservatory of Music has a strong reputation for the preparation of music teachers, and boasts an excellent record for placing its graduates in public school teaching jobs.
A Mid-Sized Conservatory
The Conservatory of Music has seven Resident faculty, twenty Concert Artists, and thirty-two adjunct faculty. These professors are dedicated to developing the talents of the sixty to seventy music majors/minors enrolled each semester, as well as their general music students.

Thus, although the faculty and the program are large enough to offer a full range of undergraduate courses and thorough training, students also receive a generous amount of faculty attention and performance opportunities they might not get in a school with 400/500 music majors.

The music students at Kean University are a close-knit, supportive group of talented musicians. Because the learning environment in our department is friendly as well as professional, it is gratifying to see students making a great deal of progress from year to year.
Concert Artist Program
In 1998, world-class performance was established at the university with the unique Concert Artist Program. Performers of national/international distinction now teach music majors and minors at Kean, and also perform on campus as well as area schools.

www.keanconcertartists.com
Kean Stage Concert Series
In recent years, Kean TEMPO (Theatre Management and Programming Office) has brought many outstanding artists to Kean, including the St. Petersburg Male Chorus, Elmar Oliviera, the Emerson, String Quartet, and many others. For a listing of this year's concerts, visit www.keanstage.com.
Location and Concerts in NYC
Kean is 10 miles from NYC, and with the new train stop across from the university, it takes about ½ hour to get into "the city." Kean is also centrally located in the state, and has unsurpassed access to New Jersey¹s highways as it is a short driving distance from the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 22, 78, 24, and 1/9.
New Instruments and Technology
All of Kean's practice rooms and classrooms are equipped with Kawai and Yamaha pianos, including a number of grands. Students and faculty also regularly make use of a Steinway 7' grand and two 9' Steinway concert grands. In addition, the Music Conservatory boasts a state-of-the-art computer music facility with Macintosh Intel Core 2 Duo computers, high-end Kawai digital pianos with 88 full-weighted keys, and a myriad of other digital audio and MIDI-related hardware. Recently, several music classrooms were technologically enhanced with capabilities for Power Point presentations, DVD/CD, internet access, etc.
Long Class Periods
Whereas many of the New Jersey state schools hold 50 minute classes, Kean University classes meet for 1 hour and 20 minutes, allowing the students and professors a much more in-depth educational experience. The atmosphere is also decidedly less hurried than in a traditional 50-minute class meeting, allowing more time for questions and faculty-student interaction.
Rewarding Ensemble Experiences
-Concert Choir
-Opera Workshop
-Chorale/Jazz Chorale
-Small Vocal Groups
-Gospel Choir
-Wind Ensemble
-Jazz Ensemble
-Small Jazz Ensembles
-Chamber Music Ensembles
-Percussion Ensemble
-Guitar Ensemble
-Pep Band
Value
Even with its many advantages, Kean¹s tuition is among the least expensive of the NJ state universities. In addition, Kean has no applied music fee, whereas many other schools charge up to $600 per year above tuition for private lessons saving Kean music students up to $2,400 over 4 years. We are proud that even with is exceptional quality, our music education is the most affordable of New Jersey's four-year baccalaureate programs.