• Hartwick music students perform at Plains Parish for holidays
  • Music faculty and students at Opening Convocation 2011
  • Hartwick music students in rehearsal
  • Students with Afro-Brazilian band Olodum during a J Term abroad

Paul Patinka

"The faculty supported and encouraged me while by providing an important feeling of home."

Music Education, 2015

One of the most unique and satisfying things about my Hartwick education for me was the option for individual pursuits.  The faculty rewards and encourages students to explore on their own while providing some  guidance along the way.  This atmosphere of support and independence led me to learn more music,  pursue research, and excel as a teacher and performer.  

I knew that the expectation would be for me to strive higher and that the faculty would be there to help me in whatever endeavor I chose to pursue. 

Tom Simek '05

Tom Simek '05

I play keyboards in numerous rock bands and am currently touring Greece with the 2011 winner of Greek Idol.

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