Welcome to the Setnor School of Music! Ours is an exciting and vibrant community. Here intelligent and dedicated musicians collaborate and learn with an outstanding faculty of active professional composers, performers, music industry professionals, and published scholars. The Setnor School offers a wide array of degree programs and educational opportunities that reflect today’s music professions. Setnor musicians research, teach, compose, arrange, perform, conduct, record, and market live concerts and music recordings. They can be found performing classical, contemporary, jazz, and world music in concert halls, clubs, and recording studios throughout Central New York. On campus our students perform in such venues as historic Crouse College, inspiring Hendricks Chapel, or in the rousing 49,250-seat Carrier Dome.
A Setnor education embraces the world as a classroom. A day’s drive from campus opens the door to experience the vibrant cultures of Boston, Montreal, New York City, and Toronto. Internships and study abroad opportunities take our students to New York City, Los Angeles, London, and Strasbourg, France. The world is truly the stage, classroom, and studio for Setnor musicians.
Setnor students are members of a comprehensive creative arts community. The College of Visual and Performing Arts includes actors, visual artists, designers, media artists, and communications specialists. Working alongside these artists and scholars helps Setnor musicians stretch creative boundaries and develop dispositions and skills needed to be cultural leaders of tomorrow. All of this occurs on a beautiful campus at one of the nation’s most innovative major research universities. Come perform in the breathtaking Setnor Auditorium, compose in an electronic studio, and record in our amazing Belfer Audio Archive.
A world of music awaits you in Syracuse, New York!
Patrick M. Jones, Ph.D.