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.
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.
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).
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.
Hartwick music students perform and teach all over the world. Many have gone on to study at the nation’s top graduate schools.
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