Why Music at Hastings College?
Passionate about music? Then Hastings College’s Music Department is for you! We offer a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music, allowing you to tailor narrow and broad explorations of your musical talents.
With a 100% acceptance rate for students moving into graduate programs and a 100% placement rate for music education graduates entering the teaching profession, you’ll appreciate our strong networks for mentoring and career development.
Continuously accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1948, Hastings College Music is associated with the Music-in-Education National Consortium at the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Our designation as Nebraska’s only All-Steinway School and our new string, woodwind, brass and percussion instrument inventory demonstrate a long-term investment in the arts – a tradition dating back to Hastings College’s earliest days.
How You’ll Grow
Hastings College Music professors are strong teachers and performers who’ll push you to build your skills. Through private and group instruction in your applied and secondary performance areas, your talents will develop and shine.
Participate in state, regional and national competitions, including the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Music Teachers National Conference and the Concertos Competitions. Jump into Hastings-area fine arts programs and student-run organizations.
Whether you major in Music or participate just for the joy, you’ll have countless opportunities to perform at Hastings College through many student ensembles, from the Jazz Ensemble to the HC Bell Choir to the Hastings College Bronco Marching Band. Did you know HC has the only marching band in the Great Plains Athletic Conference?
Where HC Alumni Go
You’ll find Hastings College Music alumni directing community programs at the Mannes School of Music, freelancing as musicians in New York City, coordinating sister city programs in Japan, teaching in dozens of schools, directing music at churches across the country and working in Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Some move on to study music therapy, saxophone pedagogy and performance and more!
Sing a tune, toot your horn and apply to Hastings College today!