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Fairfield, CT 06825

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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.
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Performing Arts Showcase

January 15, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. Sacred Heart University will host a special Performing Arts Showcase on Sunday, February 28, at 3 p.m., featuring talent in band, choir, dance and theater. Visit for additional information.

Choir Presents "Sing Out! A Concert Against Bullying"

April 11, 2013

Sacred Heart University's 4 Heart Harmony choir will host a special concert on Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. entitled, "Sing Out! A Concert Against Bullying." This free event will take place in the Little Theatre (the old Chapel in the main academic building on the Fairfield campus at 5151 Park Avenue.)

NHSO Music Director William Boughton to Speak on "The Dream of Gerontius"

March 5, 2013

Maestro William Boughton of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) will share his insights about the NHSO’s upcoming event, Angels and Demons, featuring Edward Elgar’s masterpiece “The Dream of Gerontius” during a special lecture at Sacred Heart University on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. in the main academic building (music room 102) on the Fairfield campus at 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on the Angels and Demons event on May 2, visit