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  • The Keene State College Music Department is made up of 100+ music majors and over 30 music minors.
  • The music faculty consists of 10 full-time professors and over 30 specialized lecturers and adjunct instructors.
  • Keene State is the only liberal arts institution in northern New England to be accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The College is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the New Hampshire Council for Teacher Education (NHCTE).
  • The Music Department has one of the largest and most active collegiate chapters of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), and it has received numerous national, regional, and campus awards. Students also participate in collegiate chapters of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).
  • Each year, the Music Department inducts its top academic students into the Kappa Pi Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.
  • The Music Department presents more than 75 public concerts, clinics, workshops, master classes, and recitals each year.
  • Keene State College music graduates have successful careers in music education, performance, technology, and composition and have completed graduate study at some of the most prestigious universities, schools of music, and conservatories in the country.


The Redfern Arts Center features the superb Alumni Recital Hall, two theatres, technology-enhanced practice facilities, rehearsal rooms, media-enhanced classrooms, a dance studio, and the Music Technology Instruction Lab.

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Music Department (Arts & Humanities)

Deborah Ford
Administrative Assistant

Admissions Office
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

Upcoming Events

October 23, 2017 (Monday)
Assessing Individual Students in the Ensemble Setting
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • Room 120, Redfern Arts Center, Wyman Way, , 03451
October 24, 2017 (Tuesday)
Artistic Expression with the Middle School Band
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. • Room 101, Redfern Arts Center, Wyman Way, , 03451
November 02, 2017 (Thursday)
Concert Band
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. • Redfern Arts Center

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