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.


Music Department Student Handbook

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 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

Check out and attend upcoming Department of Music Events!

Department of Music Events


Apr 20 2024

1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Senior Recitals

Anderson Theater; Kaleigh Brady, soprano; Heidi Collischonn, flute; Jake Buchman, bass


Apr 23 2024

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hartwick College Opera & Musical Theatre Scenes

Anderson Theater; Steven Nanni, director


Apr 25 2024

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hartwick College Wind Ensemble

Anderson Theater; Andrew Pease, director


Apr 27 2024

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Senior Recital

Benjamin Hulbert, guitar; Anderson Theater


Apr 30 2024

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Hartwick College College Choir

Anderson Theater; Steven Nanni, director

Ready to study music?

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.
Review all the requirements in the College Catalog.

Music Courses

Hartwick’s expert music faculty are future-focused. Courses offered prepare students to make a difference in the world of tomorrow.
Review the current course offerings in the College Catalog.

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.

Meet the Faculty

Daniel Hane

Department Chair & Artist in Residence

Andrew Pease

Associate Professor of Music

Meghan Sheehy

Associate Professor of Music Education

Ana Laura González

Assistant Professor of Music

Stephanie Hollander

Artist in Residence

Evan Jagels

Artist in Residence

Steven Nanni

Visiting Assistant Professor of Music

Gregg Norris

Adjunct Instructor

Allison Rubin

Artist in Residence

Fideliz Sta Brigida

Artist in Residence

Ben Aldridge

Artist in Residence

Wyatt Ambrose

Artist in Residence

Ruth Berry

Artist in Residence

Cindy Donaldson

Artist in Residence

Jill Czarnecki

Staff Accompanist

Tim Horne

Staff Accompanist

Still have questions?

Contact Daniel Hane, Department Chair & Artist in Residence