Nyack College

1 South Boulevard

About Us:

Nyack College, a Christian liberal arts college of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, seeks to assist students in their spiritual, intellectual, and social formation, preparing them for lives of service to Christ and His church and to society in a way that reflects the Kingdom of God and its ethnic diversity.

Nyack College seeks to exalt Jesus Christ and fulfill its mission by being:

- Socially Relevant: Preparing students to serve in ministerial, educational, healing and community-building professions.
- Academically Excellent: Pursuing academic excellence in the spirit of grace and humility.
- Globally Engaged: Fostering a global perspective within a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural Christian academic community.
- Intentionally Diverse: Providing educational access and support to motivated students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Personally Transforming: Emphasizing the integration of faith, learning and spiritual transformation.


Nyack College's founder is widely recognized as one of the foremost figures in the American missionary movement. Dr. A.B. Simpson resigned a prestigious New York City pastorate to develop an interdenominational fellowship devoted to serving unreached people. Simpson's view was shared by a wide group of men and women, including mainline church leaders, laborers, and theological scholars. This ever-growing alliance was bound together by a desire to inspire the church to fulfill its Great Commission of world evangelization.

An important step towards making their vision a reality was the founding of the Missionary Training Institute, the first Bible college in North America. This school was the forerunner of Nyack College. Thus, from its beginning in New York City in 1882, Nyack College has been devoted to the concept of education as preparation for service.

Today Nyack College, a fully accredited liberal arts college, continues to fulfill the vision of its founder. Located twenty miles north of New York City, it is an educational institution rooted in the historic Christian faith, serving The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church, the community and the world. Nyack College seeks to produce broadly educated persons who are prepared for advanced study, careers, and civic responsibility. It is committed to promoting Christian knowledge, moral maturity, and spiritual development in its students, and to preparing them for lives of ministry and service. To achieve these objectives, the institution offers traditional and non-traditional undergraduate programs to a co-educational, ethnically diverse student body. Graduate programs are offered through Alliance Theological Seminary.

Recent News

Nyack College School of Music News - March 2, 2015

John Walsh, piano *Thursday, March 5th 7:30 PMNyack College, Pardington Hall45 South Blvd. Nyack, NY 10960musicoffice@nyack.edu 845-675-4687Nyack College alumnus, John Walsh, will dazzle us with Phillip Glass’s Metamorphosis I-V, The Hours,…

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Community Musicians Invited to Audition for String Orchestra at Nyack College

Nyack College School of Music is looking for high school students and community members to join its String Orchestra for the 2013-2014 Concert Season.  In addition to high school students, faculty, and community instrumentalists, the orchestra…

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Nyack College Music Office News - February 14, 2013

Dr. Kevin Ayesh, pianoConcert & MasterclassFriday, March 1st Concert: 12:15 pm, Masterclass: 1:00 pmPianist Kevin Ayesh, virtuoso concert pianist, head of the Music Department at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC. performs a recital,…

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Nyack College Music Office News - Nov 9, 2012

Carol & Candlelight Sunday, December 2nd, 8:00 PMDr. Glenn Koponen & Ms. Jennifer Scott, DirectorsAn annual holiday favorite, performed by Nyack College’s Handbell Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Brass Ensemble.  Seasonal music…

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Concert - Seeking String Players

This year, Nyack College located in Nyack, NY and Sarah Lawrence College located in Bronxville, NY are inviting serious string players to perform with the Nyack College/Sarah Lawrence College combined String Orchestra.  Under the direction…

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Arts Series Event - Dr. Emily White, Piano

Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:30 PM  Internationally-known and critically acclaimed pianist, Dr. Emily White performs a program of music by Mozart, Chopin, Prokofiev, Yehudi Wyner, Szymanowski and Wagner - Liszt Free Admission ~…

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Chamberfest Extravaganza! “Where Two or Three Are Gathered . . . “

Saturday, October 13th, 4:00 PM  Nyack College Music Alumni, Faculty & Students  The 2012 Alumni Homecoming Concert, featuring Nyack alumni, faculty,  and students from the upcoming Winterim 2013, Chamberfest Asia will…

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Vocal Accompanying Master Class - David Maiullo

Friday, October 26th, 11:10 AM  Mr. David Mauillo, pianist David Maiullo, a major vocal coach and accompanist in the NY metropolitan area, will conduct a master class for pianists on vocal accompanying and coaching. …

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Live in the Spirit

"Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit"  Galatians 5:25  Monday, October 29th, 12:15 PM  Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote, flute  Dr. Tammy Lum, piano At the heart of the program…

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