Music Department

Hartwick student play xylophone at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Music Department Overview

Students in the music program 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 or the University of Vienna, Austria.

Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.

Exciting Student Outcomes

Hartwick music students complete research experiences and internships and are well-prepared for performance, graduate schools and a wide-array of employment opportunities.

Graduate School

M.A. program in Music Performance, University of Delaware
Paul Patinka ’15

M.A. program in Music Leadership,
Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, England
Morgan Schoonover ’16

Ph.D. program in Music History, University of Turku, Finland
Vanja Ljubibratic ’07


String Teacher, Westridge Middle School, Orlando, FL
Phoebe Blume ’15

AIS Teacher, Warren Street Elementary School, Johnstown, NY
Beth Zajeceskowski ’14

Dept. of Music Events

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Department of Music Events

Music Requirements

Students interested in music may choose to earn a degree in music or a degree in music education. A minor in music offers an opportunity to blend a passion for music with another area of study.


Special Opportunities

Your experience with the Department of Music begins with a campus visit and an audition. As a student in the department you will have many opportunities to create, perform, and share music.

More About Special Opportunities

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.

Meet Our Music Faculty

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