The life of a student musician involves academics and music-making, of course, but it is also social, professional, inspirational, service-oriented, and often just plain fun! Student music organizations have a long tradition at Hastings College; they continue to play an important role at the heart of the life of our Music Department community. Here is a brief introduction:
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (for men)
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a nationally-affiliated men's music fraternity. Sinfonia's purpose is to promote and encourage quality musical events on the Hastings College campus through projects and performances that assist the Music Department and the Hastings Community. Although you might expect it, membership is not limited to music majors and is open by invitation during the fraternity's annual fall rush.
Sigma Alpha Iota (for women)
Sigma Alpha Iota is a nationally-affiliated women's music fraternity. The purpose of SAI is to promote and encourage involvement in music and to encourage performances of the highest quality possible on the campus of Hastings College. Although you might expect it, membership is not limited to music majors and is open by invitation during the fraternity's fall rush.
Music Educators National Conference (MENC)
Our MENC student chapter is the local arm of the nationwide Music Educators National Conference. The award-winning Hastings College chapter is comprised of future music educators who have the opportunity to share ideas and insights with each other and with music teachers who are currently active in the field. As a student MENC member, you'll share in hosting statewide outreach activities on campus, attend the Nebraska Music Educators Conference on a yearly basis, and even attend regional and national conventions and workshops addressing issues of concern to music education.
3rd Annual Music in the Making Workshop
- Music in the Making Workshop Letter
- Music in the Making Workshop Session Descriptions
- Music in the Making Workshop Registration Form
Nebraska Music Teachers Association (NMTA)
The Hastings College student chapter of NMTA provides educational, musical, social, and professional experiences to augment your regular academic course of music study. As an NMTA member, you'll become acquainted with professional opportunities and career options in the field of music, and develop your professional leadership skills. Student membership is open to any Hastings College music student. The local chapter meets regularly during the year, and sponsors professional activities and projects for its members as well as to benefit the Department of Music.
The Next Step for Prospective Students:
Thanks for your interest in Music at Hastings College. We can't wait to meet you! First, just to be sure you are "on our radar," please fill out our brief online Music Survey. Next, find and meet your personal HC Admissions Counselor. Most important, Apply for Admission online – it's free (and your admission application is your scholarship application). We'll look forward to hearing from you!