Focus on choral, instrumental, or winds

Why Our Program?

  • We adapt our curriculum to meet your needs to help you achieve your goals.
  • While you enter the program in one specific area (choral, instrumental or winds), you will also study in the other areas to create a comprehensive degree.
  • You will have opportunities to conduct Setnor ensembles.
  • You will meet numerous nationally and internationally renowned resident and visiting conductors who come to campus to hold master classes and conduct ensembles.
  • When you graduate, you will belong to a global network of enthusiastic VPA alumni.


Crouse College

The Setnor School of Music has classrooms and rehearsal spaces in Crouse College and Shaffer Art Building, as well as a recording studio in the Belfer Audio Archive of Syracuse University Libraries. Most of the school's facilities are in stately Crouse College, which is the third oldest building on campus and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Learn more about the Setnor School's facilities

Visiting Artists

Carmen Collado López

Of paramount importance in any music program is ongoing contact with professionals in the field of performance, industry, conducting, composing, and education. The Setnor School of Music offers a very active and diverse guest and visiting artist series of concerts, lectures, and presentations. Past guest conductors have included Kenneth Bloomquist, Carmen Collado López, Anthony Maiello, Doreen Rao, Rebecca Rottsolk, and Sandra Snow.

View a list of other visiting artists