School of Communication & The Arts
Integrate Music Into Your Academic Career
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.
I became involved so quickly because in only one semester at Marist, the Music Department gave me something that I believe every college freshman looks to find: a home. I was welcomed into the program with open arms and was considered part of the family from the start. I came into Marist knowing how to play my instruments, but the music program taught me how to create with them, perform with them, and use my skills in ways that I never imagined I could.
Environmental Science and Policy Major, Music MinorRead Brennan's Story >
At Marist, I’ve learned to sing, not just perform. I’ve learned discipline and patience, I’ve learned all that my voice can do and how versatile I can be, and I’ve been exposed to so many types of music, from choral to opera to Broadway standards. Most of all, I’ve learned who I am as a musician.
Psychology Major, Music and Sociology MinorRead Justin’s Story >
Music Camp at Marist was where I had first met many of my college friends, and where I first found a sense of belonging, and family. It was at that moment, that I knew I would love it here at Marist. No one judged anyone else’s ability to play, and we were all seen as the same; a member of the Marist Orchestra. Although I am not particularly musically inclined, I still really enjoy playing the violin, and I was able to continue improving throughout the years I have been here at Marist.
Digital Media Major, Graphic Design Concentration, Global Studies MinorRead Andrew's Story >
I’m a member of Time-Check, the all-male a cappella group, Marist College Singers, and Chamber Choir. These groups have not only provided me with a space to pursue my love of choral music, but they’ve also helped me grow tremendously as a leader.
Psychology/Special Education Major, Music MinorRead Dylan’s Story >
[Choral Director] Sarah Williams taught me to ask myself, ‘Where can I best contribute?’ She modeled compassion and basic humanity, and she continues to influence me today.
Political Science Major, Music MinorRead Nick’s Story >
I always felt a bit detached from what I was singing, and now, I sound totally different as a singer. [Choral Director] Sarah Williams is an inspiration, and I’ll always have a special connection with her. She’s like a second mom to me.
Environmental Science and Policy Major, Music MinorRead Kelly’s Story >
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.