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For the Fall, under the guidance of State and County officials, and placing health and safety first, NCC will provide the majority of courses that can be instructed remotely or online in this format. Courses that have critical components and require face-to-face instruction, including classes with lab components that cannot easily be replicated remotely, will be instructed on-campus in a face-to-face format following appropriate health and safety guidelines and procedures to maintain the safety of the NCC community.

Learn more about the College's Fall plan

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Phone: 516.572.7447
Location: Bldg. H - 222
Chairperson: Harry J. Marenstein

The mission of the Music Department is threefold:

  1. Provide quality instruction in performance, music theory and musicianship and music history to prepare students pursuing careers in music.
  2. Provide survey courses in various aspects of music as humanities and general electives for students in other degree programs
  3. To serve as a cultural resource center in music for the students and the larger community of Nassau County by sponsoring performing ensembles and presenting concerts.


Facilities for the Music Department include two piano laboratories containing 12 electronic instruments plus an instructor's console. A computer laboratory is available for student tutorial work. Several studios are available for Applied Music instruction. Several soundproof practice rooms, each equipped with an upright piano, are available for individual practice sessions. A large performance space is available for ensemble rehearsals, performances and recitals. The Department owns a number of the less-common and/or larger instruments (including several grand pianos) which are available for student use. Most music classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art sound systems and the Department maintains an extensive teaching library of tapes, records, CDs and music scores.

Piano Lab

Building Z,
Monday - Friday
8am - 5:30 pm

Tutorial Center

Building H, Rm 110
call for appointment: 516.572.7447

Sound Recording Lab

Building H, Rm 114
call for appointment: 516.572.7447

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