Become a lifelong learner and music educator

Why Our Program?

  • Our mission to provide an environment of excellence where you can develop the understanding and skills necessary to become a competent, independent teacher of music.
  • Our unique partnership with SU's School of Education gives you the flexibility to pursue both music and education coursework.
  • You will meet numerous nationally and internationally renowned resident and visiting artists. They often teach workshops and master classes, providing experiences and insight that both broaden and deepen your studies.
  • When you graduate, you will belong to a global network of enthusiastic SU: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.

Learn more about the Setnor School's facilities

Visiting Artists

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.

View a list of past visiting artists