Music Major & Minor

Music Program

At Hartwick, music is expert, professional, and unforgettable.

Hartwick music majors get prepared to thrive. They learn and perform side-by-side with expert instructors. They take those lessons into the performance hall, inspiring audiences and creating unforgettable moments. Where will you make your mark?

At Hartwick you’ll be challenged to take initiative, collaborate with your peers and mentors, and to apply what you learn in the classroom in the real world.


 

Where degrees in music can take you.

Students in the music program at Hartwick enjoy close mentoring and a collaborative atmosphere where students and faculty perform, study, and learn together.

Close student/faculty interaction allows students the opportunity to conduct individual research and performance projects, whether at the Library of Congress of the University of Vienna, Austria. Hartwick students are afforded many opportunities for performance, both at the College and throughout the region.


A closer look.

Performance opportunities include: College Choir, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Opera Scenes and many chamber ensembles.

Facilities include a professional computer technology lab, recording and electronic music studios, digital keyboard lab, a newly-renovated recital hall, and a world music studio. Acoustic and digital pianos are available to students as well.

The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).


Beyond the basic.

Students supplement their academic programs with internship and student teaching experiences related to various aspects of musical endeavor. Students have participated in internships with the Boston Pops, MTV, Radio Disney, Glimmerglass Opera, and The Kennedy Center, among others. Students take advantage of internship opportunities abroad, most recently in folk fiddling in Ireland and music in Bolivia.


Putting music to work.

Hartwick music students perform and teach all over the world. Many have gone on to study at the nation’s top graduate schools.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • Pandora
  • Footloose national tour
  • SUNY-Oneonta Music Industry Program
  • Jacksonville Symphony
  • Numerous public and private schools, K-12

Hartwick graduates study at:

  • Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • Columbia University
  • The University of Illinois
  • Florida State University
  • The University of Delaware

 

Meet the music faculty.

Hartwick’s expert music faculty are future-focused. That’s because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of tomorrow. Hartwick students.

Ben Aldridge
Artist in Residence
M.M., Yale University
Areas of expertise:
Brass, Trumphet
Johana Arnold
Artist in Residence
M.M., Oberlin Conservatory
Areas of expertise:
Voice
Paul Blake
Artist in Residence
M.M., Binghamton University
Areas of expertise:
Brass, Trombone
Fideliz Campbell '12
Adjunct Instructor
B.S., Hartwick College
Areas of expertise:
Keyboard Methods, Class Piano
M.W. Degan '11
Adjunct Instructor
B.S., Music Education
Areas of expertise:
Jazz Combo
Cindy Donaldson
Artist in Residence
M.M., Indiana University
Areas of expertise:
Voice
Ana Laura González
Adjunct Instructor
D.M.A., University of Arizona
Areas of expertise:
Music Theory, Flute Choir
Daniel Hane
Artist in Residence
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Woodwinds, Bassoon
Jeremy Kellett
Adjunct Instructor
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi
Areas of expertise:
Aural Skills, Jazz History, Rock Ensemble
Julie Licata
Artist in Residence
D.M.A., University of North Texas
Areas of expertise:
Percussion
Stephen Markuson
Adjunct Instructor
D.M.A., The Eastman School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Popular Music, Radio, Rock, Broadway
Steven Nanni
Adjunct Instructor
Diploma, The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music, Milan, Italy
Areas of expertise:
Vocal Methods, Opera/Music Theater Scenes
Gregg Norris
Adjunct Instructor
M.S. Binghamton University
Areas of expertise:
Jazz Ensemble
Diane M. Paige
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Areas of expertise:
Music History, World Music
Kim Paterson
Artist in Residence
B.M. SUNY Purchase
Areas of expertise:
Piano
Andrew Pease
Assistant Professor
DMA, Arizona State University
Areas of expertise:
Instrumental Music, Conducting, Orchestration and Arranging
Spencer Phillips
Artist in Residence
D.M.A., Eastman School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Strings
Allison Rubin
Artist in Residence
MM, Yale University
Areas of expertise:
Oboe
Robin Seletsky
Artist in Residence
B.M., New England Conservatory
Areas of expertise:
Woodwinds, Clarinet
Meghan Sheehy
Assistant Professor
Ph.D, The University of Southern Mississippi
Areas of expertise:
Music Education
Uli Speth
Artist in Residence
MM, Mannes School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Strings, Violin and Viola
Dennis Turechek
Artist in Residence
B.A. Colgate University
Areas of expertise:
Strings, Classical Guitar
Charlie Vatalaro
Artist in Residence
M.A., Goddard College
Areas of expertise:
Woodwinds, Saxophone
Ben Wittenburg
B.A., Colgate University
Areas of expertise:
Strings
Lee Wright
Assistant Professor
DMA (ABD), The Eastman School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Choral ensembles, conducting, diction
 
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