Music Education Major

Music Education: inspire a new generation of musicians.

Hartwick music education majors get prepared to make a difference. They learn and perform side-by-side with expert instructors. They take those lessons into the classroom, inspiring a new generation of musicians in the process. 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 education 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 education 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
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