The Aaron Copland School of Music (ACSM) is located in Flushing, New York. The Copland School of Music is part of Queens College, a leading senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Queens College is a liberal Arts college, boasting excellent programs in many areas, and the School of Music is the jewel in the crown. ACSM offers three different types of music undergraduate degrees; general music (BA), Performance (B.Mus), and Music Education (BA/Ed). It is also possible to combine Performance and Music Education Certification. All our undergraduate students go through rigorous academic courses in theory, history, ear-training, sight-singing and performance. All students in all undergraduate programs take private lessons as part of their degree requirements.
ACSM faculty members include world famous musicians and scholars such as Daniel Phillips (Violin), Marcy Rosen (Cello), Edward Klorman (viola), Charles Neidich (Clarinet), David Jolley (Horn), Michael Lipsey (percussion), Morey Ritt (piano), Bruce Saylor (composition and theory), William Rothstein (Music Theory), Arbie Orenstein (Music History), and Janice Smith (Music Education), just to name a few. Our newly renovated music building provides our students with a welcoming atrium, over 50 practice rooms, a music library which has more than 35,000 scores, 30,000 books and 20,000 recordings, and the award-winning LeFrak Concert Hall, celebrated for its acoustics and the Maynard-Walker Memorial organ. ACSM produces over 300 concerts a year, including large and small ensembles, chamber music, guest and faculty recitals, early music concerts, and opera productions.
ACSM offers a first-class curriculum, renowned faculty, and an extraordinary facility, at an extremely affordable tuition (full-time, in-state undergraduate tuition is currently $6,600, plus fees for a full year of study.) Students at the Copland School of Music get a world class education at the center of the cultural universe for an impressively affordable tuition. In addition, many of our students qualify for financial aid, and we have merit scholarships available up to the full cost of tuition.