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What You Learn

  • Create a solid foundation for professional success in performance or education
  • Develop the artistry, skills and knowledge of a professional musician

  • Learn in master classes taught by renowned faculty, acclaimed performers and guest artists

  • Utilize technology for composition and education

  • Become part of an inspired creative community of nurturing mentors and collaborators

  • Study and perform masterworks in Kean's state-of-the-art Enlow Recital Hall and at unique off-campus events

You can choose to pursue a degree in music, performance or teacher education. You can also minor in music to enhance your studies in your chosen major.

Audition Requirement


Music Ensembles at Kean

Kean University Music Conservatory Handbook - 2021-2023

Degree programs:

B.A in Music

A liberal arts degree for those who seek a well-rounded balance of studies, including other disciplines.

B.A. Curriculum Sheet

B.M. in Music Performance (with an emphasis in Pedagogy)

An intensive degree with emphasis on performance and pedagogy, preparing students for careers as performers and/or private studio instructors.

B.M. Curriculum Sheet

For information about the Teacher Certification Track, please click here.

B.M. in Music Education

Study within a professional music conservatory setting that prepares you to perform and teach

B.M. in Music Education Curriculum Sheet

Music Minor/Concentration

Music Academic Content Area

Studying music at Kean University allowed me to learn more about myself as a person and musician. It also gave me a sense of community. I never felt alone in our music department because of how supportive our students and professors are. I aspire to be a choral conductor and our choir director here at Kean allowed me to conduct our choir, along with an orchestra full of professionals for our Spring concert."

Makiah Robinson
Makiah Robinson smiles as she stands at a microphone

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Audition Dates

Kean stages a variety of chorale and ensemble performances each year. Click here to view the upcoming performance and audition schedule.

Kean Concert Choir performs Songs of Love and Arte
Audition Dates

Learn from Legends

Kean students thrilled audiences when they performed alongside folk icon Judy Collins at her holiday concert.

Judy Collins
Learn from Legends

Choir Three-peats at Gospelfest

Kean's Gospel Choir took home first place for three consecutive years at McDonald’s Gospelfest.

Kean gospel choir rehearsing
Choir Three-peats at Gospelfest


Music students at Kean prepare themselves for a wealth of fulfilling careers, or further study. 

  • Music composer
  • Music teacher
  • Performer
  • Conductor
  • Music producer
  • Arts administrator
  • Recording engineer
  • Tour manager

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