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The Academic Music Program, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers music elective courses, individual private lessons, and performing ensembles. Both a minor and an associate's degree with a concentration in music are offered.
The program provides the environment and opportunity to hear, experience, and participate in the art of music. The study of music both as a knowledgeable listener, creator, and/or performer nurtures an important human aesthetic dimension.
Music, in its many cultural manifestations, touches upon the enduring questions of human meaning and value. It serves as an opportunity to develop imagination, creativity, and understanding, and gives students the opportunity to use and further help their own skills and talents. As a non-major program, the program’s goal is to encourage students to experience music so that a foundation for continued learning, appreciation and enrichment is created.
Latest News

Kevin Crawford: The Irish Flute

September 14, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University's Center for Irish Cultural Studies and the Department of Music will host Irish flute player Kevin Crawford on Thursday, September 29, at 5:30 p.m. in M102 in the main academic building on campus.

SHU to Host First Brass Fest

April 12, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University will host its first Brass Fest on Sunday, April 24, featuring workshops and performances by trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, horn player David Jolley, the Nautilus Brass Quintet, Haitian trumpeter Carlot Dorve and the Sacred Heart Faculty Brass. For additional information, contact Walker Beard at or 915-241-0828.

Joe Carter and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars Play Jobim

January 27, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University will host Joe Carter and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 7 p.m. for an evening of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. This event, held in the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, is free and open to the public.