SJC Long Island Music Minor

SJC Long Island Music Minor

Explore your passion for music. Expand your knowledge. Get ready.

Enhance your degree — and your skillset — while pursuing something you’re passionate about with SJC Long Island’s music minor.

Students in a variety of majors can benefit from a minor in music, gaining such important life skills as problem-solving, communication, data analysis, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  

For example, a journalism and new media studies major who minors in music could pursue a career in music criticism. A music minor could help a business major prepare for a future in businesses that involve the arts, such as a band manager. A child study major with a music minor develops skills that can be applied when teaching music or arts in the classroom.

At SJC Long Island, students who minor in music take an array of courses in music history, theory and studio — including chorus, choir and instrumental ensemble.

Anna Malzone
Senior Lecturer of Music, Director of the Council for Arts

"With a minor in music at SJC, you learn about many genres, from classical to jazz, Latin American and roots music. Our theory courses give you the skills to play piano and even compose pieces. The performance classes give the students a chance to express themselves creatively. The faculty that teach these performance classes witness how a student’s confidence can grow over the semester. I have seen this minor help open the doors to employment for SJC alumni."

The SJC Long Island Music Minor Experience

Majors that Matter: A minor in music pairs well with such majors as Journalism and New Media Studies, Studio Art, Business Administration, Marketing, Child Study and Criminal Justice.

Get Involved Outside the Classroom: Want to take your passion for music to the next level? Consider joining one of SJC Long Island’s two musical clubs, the SJC Sharps and the SJC Shockwaves. The Drama Club and the Art Club also serve as creative outlets for students. 

Improve Your Marketability: Declaring a minor in college not only makes a student more marketable when entering the workforce after graduating, it also deepens their thinking and worldview, according to U.S. News & World Report.