Music Department

From the Chair

Welcome to the Music Department! We are committed to providing the highest quality musical education in an inclusive and engaging environment, serving the Bronx and surrounding region with talented students, skilled faculty, superior performing ensembles, and top quality academic offerings. - Dr. Janette Tilley, Chair.

The Music Department warmly invites the entire Lehman community to make music with us this year. Whether you are a seasoned performer or would like to learn an instrument, the Music Department has a course or an ensemble to help you reach your musical goals. You don't have to be a major to play with us!

Do you want to:

Learn to read music or play an instrument? Enroll in:

MST 100 Fundamentals of Music Theory
MSP 166 Strings I
MSP 185 Elementary Guitar Playing
MSP 190 Piano
No previous experience is necessary.


Or perform in a musical group? Join:


College and Community Chorus (MSP 100/ MSP 201)
Concert Band (MSP 203)
Orchestra (MSP 204)
Latin Band (MSP 2060)
Jazz Band (MSP 2070)

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Faculty Spotlight

Distinguished Professor John Corigliano's landmark opera Ghosts of Versailles produced recently by the Los Angeles Opera
"Extraordinarily resourceful, using avant-garde clusters and microtones to skillfully warped neoclassical and neo-Romantic pastiches, Corigliano is equally comfortable building and mixing the floating ghost world in suspended time, the buffa world of Figaro and the Almaviva court, and the horrible world of the French Revolution." - The Los Angeles Times

Read the full article here.



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News and Announcements

The Jerome G. Sala Memorial Competition
March 24, 4-7p.m.

The Lehman Music Department holds an annual concerto competition named in memory of Jerome G. Sala. Known as "Gino" to his friends, for 20 years Professor Sala taught music history, instrumental methods, and was the founding director of the Lehman College Community Band.

The competition is open to any high school student who plays a wind band or mallet percussion instrument, and who resides in the lower Hudson region, including New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Fairfield, and Northern New Jersey. Each candidate must play a solo suitable to be performed with wind band, e.g. Haydn Trumpet Concerto, Chaminade Concertino for Flute, etc. It is strongly recommended participants audition with an accompanist, or bring a pre-recorded accompaniment CD (audio system will be provided upon request). Judging is based both on technical skill and artistic presentation.

The first place winner receives a $500 award and performs his/her piece with the Lehman College Community Band at it's May concert. Awarding of the first prize is contingent upon the winner's availability on the date of the performance.

The second place winner will have an opportunity to perform with the Lehman Band at a later date, schedule permitting.

The Sixteenth Annual Jerome G. Sala Concerto Competition will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 4p.m. to 7p.m. on the third floor of the Lehman Music Building. Applications are due no later than March 21st, and the concert at which the winner will perform will be held on Sunday, May 21st, 2017 at 2p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre.

Please click here to obtain the application form, which should be returned to:



Lehman College Department of Music
Professor Alan Hollander
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468

You may also fax your form to (718) 960-7248, or email

Please contact the Lehman Music Department with any questions regarding the Sala Competition at (718) 960-8247.





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Last modified: Apr 7, 2017

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