The Department of Music at Rowan University is a vibrant, creative community of performers, scholars, and educators that prepares students to be leaders in the music profession. Rowan's music programs enrich the lives of all students by offering courses and performances designed to inform, enlighten and elevate their creative sensibilities which, additionally, serve the broader community through performances, scholarship, and artistic offerings that inspire and touch the souls of its citizens.

Undergraduate Music Programs
Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, Chairperson, Department of Music

Jazz Studies
Liberal Studies
Music Industry
Music Therapy
Program Guides (for students entering Fall 2018 or later)
Bachelor of Music in Music: Performance (Instrumental, Keyboard, or Vocal)
Bachelor of Music in Music: Composition [also: Sample Course Sequence]
Bachelor of Music in Music: Jazz Studies [also: Sample Course Sequence]
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Music in Music Education: Instrumental, Vocal, Jazz [Sample Course Sequences for InstrumentalVocal, or Jazz]
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy [also: Sample Course Sequence]
Bachelor of Science in Music Industry [also: Sample Course Sequence]
Music Minor (M005)
Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Music Performance
Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Jazz Performance
Certificate of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Supplementary Music Performance

Program Guides (for students who entered before Fall 2018)
Bachelor of Music in Performance - Vocal 
Bachelor of Music in Performance - Instrumental 
Bachelor of Music in Composition
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies 
Bachelor of Arts in Music 
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Jazz)
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Vocal)
Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Instrumental)

Graduate Music Programs

Master of Music
Fabio Oliveira, Coordinator

The MM Program at Rowan University consists of the following specializations: Keyboard Performance, Instrumental Performance, Voice Performance, and Conducting. Students take a core curriculum and other course work in the area of specialization to total between 30 and 38 credits.

Prospective students are expected to have completed a Bachelor of Music Degree. Candidates with degrees in other disciplines must demonstrate technical and artistic excellence in their area of specialization. Proficiency examinations in theory and music history are administered each fall.

To schedule an instrumental/vocal audition, students must complete the Department of Music Audition Application form, complete and submit an application to the Global Learning & Partnerships, submit a resume of educational and professional experiences, and provide two letters of recommendation. To schedule an interview/audition: contact Professor Fabio Oliveira, Graduate Program Coordinator at Auditions will be granted following application to the university. If you would like to perform a work on your audition not listed in the M.M. audition requirements, please let Professor Oliveira know of your choice.

Detailed program information, including curriculum and admission requirements may be found here.


  • Foreign students: A minimum TOEFL score of 550
  • Theory: equivalent to completion of two (2) years of college level theory
  • Music History: Proficiency Examination comprising music from antiquity through the 20th century.


Undergraduate Course Catalog
Graduate Course Catalog