Resources for Music Students

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Student Governance in the School of Music

  1. Each year, students at the School of Music, Nyack College, shall elect two representatives who will address their ideas and concerns to the full-time faculty at monthly meetings.
  2. Members of the Chorale and other large ensembles elect a President each semester to represent their ideas and concerns to the respective Ensemble director.
  3. All students evaluate their Music courses each semester in an anonymous, electronically-submitted survey. These surveys are considered by the Dean and play a part in the total faculty evaluations.
  4. Members of the School of Music participate in the school-wide Student Government.

Health and Wellness in the School of Music

In compliance with the requirement of the National Association Of Schools of Music, found at NASM.arts-accredit.org on pages seven and eight,  the School of Music at Nyack College includes a unit of study on vocal and aural health, as well as skeletal and muscular health, for all types of musicians, in the Freshman Seminar class. Teachers of Applied Music are also required to include health and safety guidelines in their lessons and in Studio Classes. Ensemble directors emphasize safe practices for aural health and vocal health as well.

Student Grievance Procedure

The School of Music at Nyack College utilizes a grievance procedure that complies with the Higher Education Act of 1965, Section 494C (j). This procedure applies to all cases dealing with discrimination by race, handicap, or gender, including harassment, or to any other grievance. In no case will any adverse action be taken against a student for filing a grievance. The final determination of each formal grievance will be made by a person or persons not directly involved in the matter. Because different grievance procedures apply to faculty, staff, and students, consultation of the appropriate handbooks is advised.

Students who have a grievance relative to academic policies, grades given, or other academic judgments should first seek to resolve their complaints with the professor. If resolution is not reached, the matter may be directed to the Director or the Dean of the School of Music. If this does not solve the problem, a formal complaint may be made in writing to the Provost, whose judgment is final. In the case of a grade dispute, adjustments must be made within 45 days of the close of the semester.

A student who has a grievance relative to any area of student life other than academic affairs should first seek to resolve the complaint with the individual involved. If such discussion does not resolve the problem, a formal complaint may be made in writing to the Office of the Dean of Students.

For other types of grievance questions, please see the general Student Handbook of Nyack College.

Music Retailers

Alto Music: www.altomusic.com

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Carl Fischer Inc.: https://www.carlfischer.com

Citidex guide to all the music stores in NYC:  http://www.citidex.com/646.htm#C7231

Cliff Hill Music: https://www.cliffhillmusic.com

Guitar Center: www.guitarcenter.com

GIA Music Publications: https://www.giamusic.com/

HMV Record Stores:  http://www.hmv.com

Juilliard School Bookstore: http://www.thejuilliardstore.com 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, (212) 799-5000 (note that this is in the same plaza as the Performing Arts Library – very handy when you’ve been studying hard and found a music book that you’d like to buy for yourself)

J.W. Pepper & Son: http://www.jwpepper.com

Long Island Drum Center: www.longislanddrum.com

Luthier Music: www.luthiermusic.com

Rockland Music Center: www.rocklandmusic.com

Sam Ash Music Stores: www.samashmusic.com

Schmitt Music: https://www.schmittmusic.com

SheetMusicPlus: www.sheetmusicplus.com

Library Resources

Music Research Guide: http://nyack.libguides.com/c.php?g=544864

Nyack College Library: www.nyack.edu/library

Nyack College Information Commons: http://www.nyack.edu/ic/

Blauvelt Free Library: https://blauveltfreelibrary.org/

Brooklyn Public Library: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/

Finkelstein Memorial Library (Spring Valley, NY): http://www.finkelsteinlibrary.org/

Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library: http://www.hkdpl.org/

Nanuet Public Library: https://nanuetpubliclibrary.org/

New York Public Library (NYC): www.nypl.org Any person residing or attending college in New York may request and receive a free public library card!

Reference materials, recordings, repertoire, and even a listening center may be found at:New York Public Library for the Performing Arts: https://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa 40 Lincoln Center Plaza (212) 870-1630.

The Nyack Library (Downtown Nyack): http://www.nyacklibrary.org

Piermont Library: http://piermontlibrary.org/

Valley Cottage Free Library: http://www.vclib.org

West Nyack Free Library: http://www.westnyacklib.org/

PERFORMANCE VENUES

(This does not include many of the thousands of churches, schools, and Jazz clubs.) Guide to almost all NYC concert venues: New York Music Venues and https://www.ny.com/music/

NEW YORK CITY CONCERT HALLS:

92nd Street Y http://www.92y.org/The Brooklyn Academy of Music www.bam.orgApollo Theater www.apollotheater.orgBrooklyn Center www.brooklyncenter.comBeacon Theatre https://www.msg.com/beacon-theatreChamber Music Society www.chambermusicsociety.orgDixon Place www.dixonplace.orgJapan Society www.japansociety.orgLincoln Center www.lincolncenter.orgMiller Theater www.millertheater.comNY Philharmonic www.nyphil.orgNew York Public Libraries Concerts https://www.nypl.org/events/calendar?location=55David Koch Theater www.davidhkochtheater.comMetropolitan Opera www.metopera.orgRadio City www.radiocity.comSymphony Space www.symphonyspace.orgTown Hall http://thetownhall.org/Le Poisson Rouge www.lepoissonrouge.comThe Irish Arts Center www.irishartscenter.orgLa Mama www.lamama.orgNYC Ballet www.nycballet.comWeill Recital HallCarnegie Hall www.carnegiehall.orgAlice Tully Hall http://www.lincolncenter.org/box-office/alice-tully-hallMerkin Hall and Kaufman Music Center www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mchDavid Geffen Hall

COLLECTION OF ADDITIONAL NYC THEATER COMPANIES:

The Acting Company: www.theactingcompany.org  American Place Theater www.americanplacetheater.org  Atlantic Theatre Company www.atlantictheater.org Creation Production Company www.creationproduction.orgGotham Early Music http://gemsny.org/midtown-concertsJudith Shakespeare Company www.judithshakespeare.org Jazz at Lincoln Center www.jazz.orgManhattan Ensemble Theatre www.manhattanensemble.comManhattan Theatre Club www.manhattantheatreclub.com Mint Theatre Company www.minttheater.orgNew Dramatists www.newdramatists.orgNew Georges  www.newgeorges.org New York Shakespeare Festival www.publictheater.orgNew York Theatre Workshop www.nytw.orgPan Asian Repertory www.panasianrep.orgPlaywrights Horizons www.playwrightshorizons.orgOntological Theater www.ontological.com Roundabout Theatre www.roundabouttheatre.orgTeatro Repertorio Español www.repertorio.nyc The Wooster Group www.thewoostergroup.org Theater for the New City www.theaterforthenewcity.netTheatre for a New Audience www.tfana.orgTheatreWorks/USA www.twusa.org

CONSERVATORIES & SCHOOLS OF MUSIC WITH EXTENSIVE CONCERT SERIES (THERE ARE MANY MORE):

The Juilliard School: www.juilliard.edu: Concert Calendar www.juilliard.edu/stage-beyond/performance-calendar   (Includes four concert halls!)Manhattan School of Music: www.msmnyc.edu MSM Concert Calendar www.mastercalendar.msmnyc.edu/MasterCalendar.aspxMannes: www.newschool.edu/Mannes Mannes Events Calendar www.newschool.edu/mannes/events/Columbia University: www.columbia.edu/itc/music/concert.htmlThird Street Music Settlement School: www.thirdstreetmusicschool.org/community-concertsBaruch College: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpacHunter Collegewww.music.hunter.cuny.edu/calendarRockefeller University: www.rockefeller.edu/peggyNYU: www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/eventsNyack College:  www.nyack.edu/music

HOUSES OF WORSHIP WITH CONCERT SERIES:

A complete guide to all houses of worship with concert series: Houses of worship NYC

Temple Emanu-el NYC www.emanuelnyc.org (While not a church, this Synagogue is the largest in the world, and has an amazing choir and a concert series)Grace Episcopal Church (Nyack)www.gracechurchnyack.orgSt Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church www.stbarts.org/musicSaint Patrick’s Cathedral www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/concertsSaint Peters Lutheran www.saintpeters.org/the-arts-and-design/classical-music/concert-seriesSaint Thomas Church www.saintthomaschurch.org/music/concertsBlessed Sacrament NYC www.blessedsacramentnyc.org/concert-seriesMadison Ave Presbyterian www.mapc.com/music/Grace Church www.music.gracechurchnyc.orgHoly Trinity Lutheran www.holytrinitynyc.orgBrooklyn Tabernacle www.brooklyntabernacle.org/events/calendarGreater Allen Cathedral www.allencathedral.org/eventsSt. John’s Lutheran www.stjohnsnyc.org/category/concert-seriesLittle Church Around The Corner www.littlechurch.org/music/concert-seriesTrinity Wall Street (And St. Paul’s Chapel) www.trinitywallstreet.org/music-arts/season/concerts-at-oneCorpus Christi www.corpus-christi-nyc.org/musicSt. Joseph’s Church www.stjosephgv.nyc/concertsRiverside Church www.trcnyc.org/worshipSt. Paul the Apostle www.stpaultheapostle.org/subsectioncontent.php?secid=3&subsecid=58Christ and St. Stephen’s Church www.csschurch.org/musicSt. John the Divine Cathedral www.stjohndivine.org/programs/music/great-music

BROADWAY & OTHER THEATER GUIDES:

The Internet Broadway Database www.ibdb.comNew York Theatre Wire www.nytheatre-wire.comThe New York Theatre Experience www.nytheatre-wire.comThe New York Times: Current Theater www.newyorktheatreexperience.orgPlaybill Online www.playbill.com

THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS & THEATRE TICKET AGENCIES:

Theatre Development Fund (and links to all Broadway shows) www.tdf.orgOff Off-Broadway Theaters www.offbroadwayonline.comThe Nederlander Group www.nederlander.orgTheatre Communications Group (Need to Join) www.tcg.orgTelecharge Broadway Tickets www.telecharge.comTicketMaster www.ticketmaster.comTicketWeb www.ticketweb.com

NEW YORK CITY MUSEUMS:

 Please be aware that all city museums, such as the Cloisters, run on a donation basis. This means that the suggested price is just that, a suggestion. All private museums are obliged to open their doors once a month to the public, gratis. In addition, most NYC museums have concert series!

Guide to all 255 major NYC Museums: museums-galleries www.nycgo.com/things-to-do/museums-galleriesList of Free Museums: Free NYC Museums www.nycgo.com/articles/free-nyc-museumsGuggenheim Museum www.guggenheim.orgThe Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) www.moma.orgMet Museum Fifth Avenue www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-fifth-avenueMet Museum Breuer www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-breuerMet Museum The Cloisters www.metmuseum.org/visit/met-cloistersNew York Botanical Garden www.nybg.org9-11 Memorial Museum (Near Nyack NYC campus) www.911memorial.org/museumLouis Armstrong House www.louisarmstronghouse.orgAmerican Museum of Natural History www.amnh.orgFrick Collection www.frick.orgCooper Hewitt Museum www.cooperhewitt.orgNational Museum of the American Indian (Near Nyack NYC campus) www.nmai.si.edu/visit/newyork The Morgan Library www.themorgan.orgThe Jewish Museum www.thejewishmuseum.orgHispanic Society www.hispanicsociety.orgEl Museo del Barrio www.elmuseo.orgSchomburg Center www.nypl.org/locations/schomburgNew York Public Library www.nypl.orgMuseum of the Moving Image www.movingimage.us/

FREE NYC SUMMER SERIES AND PERFORMANCES:

Free Classical Music Concerts in NYC brahmsy.com/f?ps=25&area=NY_NYC&when=2018-06-26&k=classical+musicSummer Concert Series in NYC Parks www.nycgovparks.org/events/free_summer_concertsNYC Concert Guide https://www.frommers.com/trip-ideas/arts-and-culture/new-york-citys-best-free-concertsFree NYC Classical Music, Jazz, or Blues Concerts https://www.clubfreetime.com/new-york-city-nyc/free-classical-music-jazz-blues-concertsGMA Summer Concert Series www.centralpark.com/things-to-do/concerts/gma-summer-concert-series/

PERFORMANCE VENUES AROUND THE METRO AREA:

Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts (Katonah, NY) www.caramoor.org/calendarNJ Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ) www.njpac.org/eventsBergen Performing Arts Center (Englewood, NJ) www.bergenpac.org/eventsWhite Plains Performing Arts Center (White Plains, NY) www.wppac.com/whats-on-stageTarrytown Music Hall (Tarrytown, NY) tickets.tarrytownmusichall.orgEisenhower Hall (West Point, NY) www.ikehall.com/

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