• Hartwick PepBand with Swoop and President Drugovich
  • Hartwick students during Gospel Choir Sing event
  • Students with Afro-Brazilian band Olodum during a J Term abroad
  • Hartwick music students perform at Pathfinder Village for holidays

Ensembles

College Choir
R. Colin Armstrong, director
The Hartwick College Choir is a mixed ensemble of music majors and non-music majors. The Choir performs standard repertoire from the Renaissance through the 20th century. The College Choir performs both on and off campus. In 1998, the Choir had the honor to perform for the NYSSMA (New York State School of Music Association) annual conference in Rochester, N.Y. - the only collegiate level choir invited to perform that year.

College Chamber Choir
R. Colin Armstrong, director
The members of the College Chamber Choir are selected by audition from the membership of the College Choir. The Chamber Choir performs repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The Chamber Choir is a touring ensemble, and has performed extensively around New York State, including Long Island and New York City.

College Wind Ensemble
Jason Curley, director
A combination of woodwind, brass, and percussion, the College Wind Ensemble is an instrumental performance opportunity that produces several major concerts each semester. It facilitates the comprehension and appreciation of the finest repertoire available for the medium while providing an artistic experience for both players and audiences. The Wind Ensemble is also dedicated to campus outreach in that it serves as the Hartwick Pride Pep Band and as a musical feature at any number of events including graduation, homecoming, building dedications, inaugurations, etc. Hartwick faculty, staff, alumni, and community members regularly participate in this dynamic group.

Rock Orchestra
Jason Curley, director
Each spring, the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, rock bands, and vocalists come together to produce a full-length popular music concert featuring classic and modern rock/pop songs. Students assist the director in arranging and orchestrating familar hits such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Born in the USA, Superstition, and Ants Marching.

Musical Madrigal Dinner
Jason Curley, director
Each December, members of the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Choir collaborate to produce a three-course dinner accompanied by a plethora of chamber ensembles, the proceeds of which benefit various charitable causes. Previous beneficiaries include Nursing Students Without Borders, FUMC Jamaica School Fund, and the HCSMF scholarship fund.

Pride Pep Band
Jason Curley, director
The Pride Pep Band plays at football and basketball games and performs standard hits as well as arrangements of current popular tunes. The ensemble is open to students, non-majors, faculty, staff, and alumni.

College Jazz Ensemble
Gary LiCalzi, director
The Jazz Ensemble explores new and standard arrangements of the jazz repertoire, historically important big band literature, and innovative arrangments by various members of the ensemble.

Chamber Ensembles
Chamber Ensembles include Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, Percussion Ensemble, String Quartets, Jazz Combo, and Saxophone Quintet.

Descriptions of these courses can be found in the College Catalog.

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Jamie Rubino Planan '99

Jamie Rubino Planan '99

Hartwick prepared me for my career by providing me with sound fundamental music skills.

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