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The Academic Music Program, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers a minor, music elective courses, individual private lessons, and performing ensembles.
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

Choir Performs in Rock Opera at the Met with Pete Townshend of The Who and Billy Idol

October 11, 2017

Sacred Heart University’s choir performed on stage last month at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City with Pete Townshend, Billy Idol, Alfie Boe and Phil Daniels, for Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia—an orchestral version of The Who’s conceptual double album from 1973.

Musical Dialogues for Flute and Guitar

October 11, 2017

Sacred Heart University’s Academic Music Program will host Professors Joe Carter (guitar) and Ali Ryerson (flute) as they present “Musical Dialogues for Flute and Guitar” on Wednesday, November 29, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The concert is free and open to the public.

Celebrating the Music of Moacir Santos

February 22, 2017

Fairfield, Conn. - The Sacred Heart University Music Faculty Concert Series will host Ali Ryerson (flute) and Joe Carter (guitar) who will celebrate the music of Brazilian composer Moacir Santos (1926-2006) on Tuesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit on campus. This event is free and open to the public.