The College of Saint Rose Music Department

The College of Saint Rose Music Department

Dear Prospective Musician,

Thank you for your interest in the College of Saint Rose Department of Music! We are happy that you are visiting us through The College of Saint Rose Music Department has been working with students like you for more than 90 years. Since the founding of our College in 1920, our Music Department has been preparing students for a variety of careers in music while providing them with a well-rounded liberal arts education. Our graduates use their Saint Rose education as a springboard to employment in music education, music performance, music production, and arts administration and entertainment law. 

We encourage your interest in our program and your submission of materials through this website. This will begin the process by which you will be fully considered for both admission and scholarship to The College of Saint Rose. Upon receipt of your materials, you may be invited for a live audition on a prearranged date.

Our 50 music faculty members are recognized for excellence in teaching, performance, and research. Within their disciplines they are leaders in our community, region, and across the United States. With a low student to faculty ratio, our Music Department provides personal attention with small classes and excellent private applied instruction. 

Blending the rigors of a traditional conservatory-style music education with the benefits of studying at a strong liberal arts college, The Saint Rose Music Department offers students a thorough music education in a real-world context. Located in Albany, the capital of New York State, our urban location offers our students abundant opportunities to perform and hear many types of great music in a variety of settings. Its close proximity to New York City, Boston and Montreal make Albany, NY an excellent vantage point to prepare for a career in music. 

Saint Rose music students are a constant presence in local classrooms, reaching out to the next generation of musicians through music education. Our music students are also very visible on the Albany music scene with performances on-campus and in many local music venues. 

The Massry Center for the Arts is the new home of the Saint Rose Music Department. This incredibly beautiful, state-of-the-art building provides our music majors with everything they need to receive the finest education possible. The brand new Hearst Center for Communications and Interactive Media houses our Music Industry Program. Also, please take the opportunity to carefully review our webpage:

as it contains more detail information that will be of interest to you.

If you have any questions about this process or would like to schedule an appointment for a visit, please contact Mr. Justin Hadley, Music Liaison Coordinator at P: (518) 454-5150 F: (518) 454-2013. He will be happy to answer your questions.

Again, thank you for your interest in the College of St. Rose Department of Music! We have assisted thousands of students in the realization of their goals and dreams. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!


Dr. Robert S. Hansbrough, Chair

Department of Music