Music

School of Communication & The Arts

Regardless of whether you’re interested in the Music Minor or just want to incorporate music into your time at Marist, we’ve got something for you. The Music Program at Marist cultivates music literacy, musicianship, individual creativity, and engaged citizenship through learning experiences, performances, and a commitment to providing music on both the local and international levels.
 

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A World-Class Music Experience

Any Marist student can participate in several performing ensembles and take a variety of courses offered in music theory, music history, and applied voice and instrumental studies. The program also brings in major names to teach and guest conduct with our program. As a Marist student you can partake in the:

  • Music Minor: open to all majors and very compatible with any educational path at Marist
  • Vocal Ensembles: including Marist Singers, Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, Gospel Choir, and any of the student-run A Cappella groups
  • Wind and Percussion Ensembles: including Marist Band, Wind Symphony, Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, The Jazz Foxes, Handbell Choir, Percussion Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble
  • String Ensembles: including Marist Orchestra, Chamber String Ensemble, and Guitar Ensemble

View the Music Minor Curriculum >
Learn More About Ensembles >

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A World-Class Music Experience

Any Marist student can participate in several performing ensembles and take a variety of courses offered in music theory, music history, and applied voice and instrumental studies. The program also brings in major names to teach and guest conduct with our program. As a Marist student you can partake in the:

  • Music Minor: open to all majors and very compatible with any educational path at Marist
  • Vocal Ensembles: including Marist Singers, Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, Gospel Choir, and any of the student-run A Cappella groups
  • Wind and Percussion Ensembles: including Marist Band, Wind Symphony, Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, The Jazz Foxes, Handbell Choir, Percussion Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble
  • String Ensembles: including Marist Orchestra, Chamber String Ensemble, and Guitar Ensemble

View the Music Minor Curriculum >
Learn More About Ensembles >

Travel the World with Marist Music

The Marist Singers, led by Williams, gave a series of public concerts at prestigious venues in Vienna, Eisenstadt, Mondsee, and Hallstatt before heading to Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg to participate in World Choral Fest (WCF), whose aim is “bringing the world together in song.” The festival culminated in a dramatic performance of both classic and new choral works inside the elegant Salzburg Cathedral, where the public treated them to a standing ovation.

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Travel the World with Marist Music

The Marist Singers, led by Williams, gave a series of public concerts at prestigious venues in Vienna, Eisenstadt, Mondsee, and Hallstatt before heading to Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg to participate in World Choral Fest (WCF), whose aim is “bringing the world together in song.” The festival culminated in a dramatic performance of both classic and new choral works inside the elegant Salzburg Cathedral, where the public treated them to a standing ovation.

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Earn a Music Scholarship with Your Talent

At Marist, we believe in the power of music, so much so that the Music Department has specific scholarship awards for eligible Music students. Based on talent and technical merit, students applying for the Fusco Music Scholarship are eligible to receive a $2,500 award renewable each year.

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Earn a Music Scholarship with Your Talent

At Marist, we believe in the power of music, so much so that the Music Department has specific scholarship awards for eligible Music students. Based on talent and technical merit, students applying for the Fusco Music Scholarship are eligible to receive a $2,500 award renewable each year.

Learn More About Music Scholarships

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