Music - Opportunities for the non-music major

Opportunities for the Non-Music Major 

Every student at Central Connecticut State University is invited to participate in the Department of Music ensembles. Some require an audition, but others do not (see below). We also offer several classes designed for the students of all majors who wish to gain a basic understanding of specific areas of music (see course listing below).

Performing Ensembles

To receive more information about a specific ensemble, click here or email the instructor listed below.

Chorale or University Singers*: Dr. Gaylon Robinson

Bands: Dr. Daniel D'Addio

Orchestra*, strings, or chamber music*: Professor Kenneth Bagley

Jazz, Big Band*, or Combos*: Dr. Carl Knox 

Chamber Ensembles including: Flute, Clarinet, Brass, Percussion, Guitar, and even iPad Ensemble


Classes for the non-major

Piano Class I, II-MUS 250,251

Search in Music-The Beatles-MUS 100

Music Fundamentals- MUS109

Listening to Classical Music-MUS 110

Music of the Worlds Peoples-MUS 111

Computer Applications to Music-MUS 112

History of Jazz-MUS 113

Intro to Music Technology-MUS 114

Electron-acoustic Music and Sonic Art-MUS 214

Voice Class-MUS 264

Private Lessons

In order to enroll in private lessons, students must meet with the Department of Music Chair, Dr. Charles Menoche, to declare a music minor.