Music Major & Minor

Music faculty member playing flute

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 or the University of Vienna, Austria. Hartwick students are afforded many opportunities for teaching and performance, both at the College and throughout the region.

Typcially, graduates pursue careers as:

  • Entertainers & Performers
  • Broadcast & Sound Engineering Technicians
  • Music Directors
  • Composers
  • High School Teachers
  • Producers & Directors


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of music directors and composers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, which means there will be about 4,300 new job openings in the next decade. (U.S. BLS)

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:

  • Public & Private Schools: PK-12
  • Pandora
  • Footloose national tour
  • SUNY-Oneonta Music Industry Program
  • Jacksonville Symphony
  • Catskill Symphony Orchestra
  • Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
  • Altoona Symphony Orchestra
  • Washington Symphony Orchestra
  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony
  • Blue Sky Music Studios
  • South Shore Conservatory
  • Questar III
  • Arena Stage
  • Red House Arts Center, Inc.
  • Universal Studios
  • Ubsorne Books and More
  • Empire State Youth Orchestra
  • NYC Department of Education
  • Eastern U.S. Music Camp
  • Skit and Kaboodle

Hartwick graduates study at:

  • Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • Columbia University
  • Ithaca College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Boston University
  • UNC School of the Arts
  • Temple University
  • The University of Illinois
  • Florida State University
  • The University of Delaware
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Kent State University
  • Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • New Mexico State University

Beyond the basic.

Students supplement their academic programs with practica and student teaching experiences across all four years of study at Hartwick. These experiences cover all facets of PK-12 music education and offer Hartwick students a wide range of teaching experience prior to graduation. Students also take advantage of studying music abroad, including Arts Administration in Italy, advanced performance and ensemble skills in Austria, folk fiddling in Ireland, and music in Bolivia.

A closer look.

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

Facilities include a professional computer technology lab, recording and electronic music studios, a digital keyboard lab, recently-renovated recital hall and rehearsal space, sound-isolation practice booths, four baby grand Steinway pianos, one full Steinway grand piano, a music education resource library, an Orff Instrumentarium, and a world music studio. All practice rooms are equipped with an upright or baby grand piano. Digital pianos are available to students as well.

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

Meet the music faculty.

Ben Aldridge
Artist in Residence
M.M., Yale University
Areas of expertise:
Wyatt Ambrose
Artist in Residence
Areas of expertise:
Jazz Guitar, Rock Ensemble
Paul Blake
Artist in Residence
M.M., Binghamton University
Areas of expertise:
Low Brass
Fideliz Campbell '12
Artist in Residence
B.S., Hartwick College
Areas of expertise:
Piano, Keyboard Methods, Class Piano
Jill Czarnecki
Staff Accompanist
M.M., Boston University
Areas of expertise:
Cindy Donaldson
Artist in Residence
M.M., Indiana University
Areas of expertise:
Graeme Francis
Artist in Residence
D.M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Areas of expertise:
Ana Laura González
Assistant Professor of Music
D.M.A., University of Arizona
Areas of expertise:
Music Theory, Flute, Flute Choir
Daniel Hane
Department Chair & Artist in Residence
M.M., Manhattan School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Stephanie Hollander
Artist in Residence
M.M., The Eastman School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Tim Horne
Staff Accompanist
Areas of expertise:
Evan Jagels
Artist in Residence
M.A., City University of New York, Queens College
Areas of expertise:
Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Jazz Combo
Wayne Line
Artist in Residence
Areas of expertise:
Voice, Opera/Musical Theater Scenes
Stephen Markuson
Adjunct Instructor
D.M.A., The Eastman School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Popular Music, Radio, Rock, Broadway
Steven Nanni
Visiting Assistant Professor & Artist in Residence
Diploma, The Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Music, Milan, Italy
Areas of expertise:
Voice, Vocal Methods, Opera/Musical Theater Scenes
Gregg Norris
Adjunct Instructor
M.S., Binghamton University
Areas of expertise:
Jazz Ensemble
Paul Patinka
Adjunct Instructor and Artist in Residence
MM Vocal Performance, University of Delaware, MM Vocal Pedagogy and Performance, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Certificate in Vocology, National Center for Voice and Speech
Areas of expertise:
Western Classical and Contemporary Commercial Voice, Vocal Pedagogy, Voice Science, Musicology, Research Methods
Andrew Pease
Assistant Professor of Music, Artist in Residence
D.M.A, Arizona State University
Areas of expertise:
Instrumental Music, Conducting, Orchestration and Arranging
Spencer Phillips
Artist in Residence
D.M.A., The Eastman School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Double Bass
William Pomares
Adjunct Instructor in Music
M.M., University of Northern Colorado
Allison Rubin
Artist in Residence
M.M., Yale University
Areas of expertise:
Salvatore Salvaggio
Artist in Residence
Areas of expertise:
Classical Guitar
Robin Seletsky
Artist in Residence
B.M., New England Conservatory
Areas of expertise:
Meghan Sheehy
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi
Areas of expertise:
Music education
Uli Speth
Artist in Residence
M.M., Mannes School of Music
Areas of expertise:
Violin and Viola
Charlie Vatalaro
Artist in Residence
M.A., Goddard College
Areas of expertise:



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