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.

Colin Armstrong
Assistant Professor, DMA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Areas of expertise:
Choral Music, College Choir, Chamber Choir, Conducting, Aural Skills
Diane Paige
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara
Areas of expertise:
Music History, World Music
Performance Faculty:

Voice: Johana Arnold, Cynthia Donaldson, Steven Nanni
Piano: Fideliz Campbell, Kim Paterson
Strings: MW Degan, Jered Egan, Uli Speth, Ben Whittenburg, Dennis Turechek
Woodwinds: Ana Laura Gonzalez, Daniel Hane, Allison Rubin, Robin Seletsky, Charlie Vatalaro
Brass: Ben Aldridge, Paul Blake, Joshua Thompson
Percussion: David DeSiro, Robert Lipari

Classroom Instructors:

Fideliz Campbell, Ana Laura Gonzalez, Stephen Markuson, Steven Nanni, Gregg Norris


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