Since the beginning of the College in 1882, the Hastings College Music Department has established an enviable reputation throughout the Midwest for quality programs, dedicated faculty and talented students. We offer countless opportunities for you to use your talents and skills to make an impact. Our flexibility is designed to meet your individual aspirations.
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Strengths of the Hastings College Music Program
Quality. Our program is nationally recognized for quality. Any school can put together a music degree, but Hastings College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Our accreditation for exceeding benchmark quality benefits all students.
Breadth. We'll prepare you to explore the many paths the future may bring. Hastings College grants two music degrees: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music, with multiple options in Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Music History, Literature and Theory; Collaborative Piano; and Sacred Music. In addition, students may earn a minor in music or design a Personalized Degree Program with an emphasis in Music Business, Technology, Arts Management, Music Theatre and Music Therapy, among others.
Prestige. The designation All Steinway School places Hastings College in an elite company of prestigious music schools worldwide to be recognized for excellence in programs and facilities. Our well-maintained Steinway pianos are intended for daily use specifically by our students.
Value. Hastings College imposes no extra music fees above basic tuition for music majors, private lessons or ensemble participation
Supportive. We encourage you to continue using all your skills. All students, both music majors and non-majors, may participate in both instrumental and choral ensembles concurrently.
Practical. Exciting, innovative programs enhance the breadth and depth of our course offerings. These include January Term adventures, personalized degree plans, practical experience in accompanying, student-led ensembles and an all-college marching band.
Collaborative. You'll learn and grow alongside the best-of-the-best. The Hastings College Music Department is a place where students and faculty study and perform together in a spirit of collegiality and respect. In a word, music is important at Hastings College; in any given semester, nearly one-third of the student body may be involved in music classes, ensembles and activities.
Personal. As a student, you'll benefit from superior, personalized instruction individually and in small classes with talented, caring, experienced professors.