Music, Dance and Theatre

Music, Dance and Theatre

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With an impressive career that has spanned the globe, we are honored to announce Dr. Gabriel Alegria as our new Coordinator of Jazz Studies! Dr. Alegria has performed with renowned musicians such as Arturo O'Farrill, Maria Schneider, Placido Domingo, Tierney Sutton, the Peruvian Symphony, and many others. His Afro-Peruvian Sextet has appeared in hundreds of concerts throughout North America and we are so excited to welcome him to our musical community. Check out Dr. Gabriel Alegria and his Afro-Peruvian Sextet


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The Music, Dance and Theatre department at New Jersey City University brings together internationally recognized musicians, vocalists, composers, actors and dancers to provide students with a dynamic educational experience.
Our proximity to New York City makes NJCU the ideal place to study music, dance and theatre.  Just minutes from symphony, ballet, opera, musical theatre, chamber music and jazz club venues, your education takes place on campus and off.
We offer major programs for undergraduates and graduate students and minors that provide students with a solid foundation in theory and performance. Our Music Business program is perfect for students seeking a career on the business side of the industry, or for performance majors who simply want to better understand how the music business works.
NJCU takes pride in creating a vibrant performing arts culture for its students and the surrounding community. The Music, Dance and Theatre Department contributes significantly to the university’s musical offerings throughout the year. This means our students enjoy a wide selection of performance opportunities, including solo recitals, chamber music, large instrumental and choral ensemble concerts, and opera and musical theatre productions.
Our faculty comprise respected performers, composers, educators and scholars who take a serious interest in their students. Additionally, the Music, Dance and Theatre Department employs performers from the New York City metropolitan area as adjunct instructors who teach private lessons, work as coaches and accompanists, and offer specialty courses. 
Are you ready to take the next step toward your performing arts career? Contact us today for more information or to schedule your audition.


  • National Association for Music Education (NAfME) awards NJCU for work in Professional Development. 
  • NJCU Voice Alum Melvinna Rose Johnson performs Das Rhinegold at NJPAC 
  • NJCU Earns Top 10 Ranking in Music Business from Billboard.
  • NJCU Ranked #1 Most Affordable Music School.
  • NJCU Chamber Singers (Dr. Robert Prowse, director) will perform at Carnegie Hall on June 19th along with choirs from across the United States.
  • NJCU student Al-Jabril Muhammad earns top honors at NJNATS Competition.
  • NJCU Faculty Vito Chiavuzzo will perform with the new Broadway Musical "Bandstand." 
  • Internationally renowned business expert/historian Prof. Steve Dillon joins MDT Faculty.
  • Dr. Kim, MDT Chair, interviewed for New Jersey Educator Magazine.
  • Dr. Bernard and d'Auguste will a give joint lecture at NAfME Eastern Division Conference
  • Anthony Bruno and Irley Vallejo were offered internships at Flat Rock Playhouse in South Carolina.


Dr. Min Kim, Chair
Rossey Hall, Room 234



All applicants to the Caroline L. Guarini Department of Music Dance & Theatre must be considered for admission by both New Jersey City University and the Caroline L. Guarini Department of Music, Dance & Theatre. Please submit the application below and our staff will contact you to setup an audition. If you have any further questions please contact us