2023-2024 College Catalog

Music, Bachelor of Arts

Department Chair:

Daniel Hane


Steven Nanni, Andrew Pease; Meghan Sheehy Resident Artists & Part-Time Faculty: Ben Aldridge; Ruth Berry; Paul Blake; Jill Czarnecki, Fideliz Campbell, John Colonna; Cynthia Donaldson; Graeme Francis; Ana-Laura González; Daniel Hane; Stephanie Hollander; Timothy Horne; Evan Jagels; Wayne Line; Stephen Markuson; Gregg Norris; Paul Patinka; Spencer Phillips; Robin Seletsky; Uli Speth; Charles Vatalaro







Music Business



Musical Theatre with a degree in Music or Theatre


The Department of Music develops the musical abilities of students in many ways, including the areas of performance, scholarship, creativity, communication, and where appropriate, teaching ability. We create an atmosphere that is founded on close faculty-student interaction and collaboration and one that aids in the development of self-motivated learners who have the ability to apply and transfer concepts and knowledge.

In our classrooms, rehearsals, and throughout the department we seek to develop:

  • Musicians of a high level of performing abilities with a solid command of their performance area and of the rudiments of music.
  • Intellectuals who think deeply about the music from a range of cultural and geographical regions and throughout historical time in a variety of ways.
  • Creative individuals who can demonstrate content mastery through creative applications and embody the ideals of liberal arts.
  • Communicators who can impart beliefs and knowledge about music to others with clarity and ease.
  • Teaching abilities through a study of music education methodology and its application to real-world classroom settings through practicum experiences for those who pursue the BS in Music Education.

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This degree, a liberal arts major in music, prepares students for graduate work in music as well as affiliated careers in music. With the help of your academic advisor, you can further develop specific areas of interest, such as performance, music technology, and arts administration.

Note: Because of the significant overlap in requirements for the music education and music majors, no student may be credited with both majors.

Musical Theatre Concentration

Hartwick offers students majoring in music the opportunity to concentrate a portion of their studies in the area of music theatre. The distinguished living tradition of American musical theatre is explored through an array of courses and productions that cover the performance, technical and historical dimensions of the art. Students work with Hartwick faculty and area professionals to develop the talent and skills necessary to produce successful musical. Course requirements in both music and theatre arts insure a solid grounding in the two disciplines.

The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and is a member of the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda.

Student organizations include: NAfME, (National Association for Music Education) for music educators, and two music fraternities, Sigma Alpha Iota, for women and Phi Mu Alpha, for men.

All music and music education majors must successfully audition for entry into the major.