Hunter College

Campus Information

  • Hunter College grants both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in music, in addition to music minors. Many introductory music courses are also offered non-majors to fulfill elective or general education requirements.
  • The Hunter College Music Department is located on the fourth floor of the North Building on Hunter’s 68th Street campus. Students, faculty and staff with a Hunter OneCard may enter the North Building of Hunter College using the entrance on East 69th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. Walk into the lobby and take one of the elevators immediately to your left, and take it to the 4th floor, where you will find the Music Department. (The elevators to your right do not stop on the 4th floor.)
  • Department Chair: Suzanne Farrin (
  • Music Office Admin: Shani Baker (
  • For technology help: Brad Stoller (
  • Other GC Fellows at Hunter: Evangeline Athanasiou (; Stephen Gomez (; Audrey Chen; Rebecca Coale

Courses commonly taught by graduate instructors

Course title Course description Required textbook Class size Course contact
A Thousand Years of Listening (music appreciation) Selected compositions primarily from the European tradition studied with aim to develop perceptive listening. Esther Morgan Ellis, ed., Resonances: Engaging Music in its Cultural Context (Dahlonega, GA: University of North Georgia Press, 2020) 40 Cathy Coppola
Music Theory Fundamentals Basics in Western Art Music notation, listening, theory, and composing. Assumes no prior musical knowledge of students. Topics include staff, notes, rhythm, meter, scales intervals, triads, seventh chords, Roman numerals, and basics of musical composition. Joseph N. Straus, Elements of Music, 4th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2022) 32 Philip Ewell