The Hastings College Music Department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Bachelor of Music in Education, a Bachelor of Music in Performance and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, allowing you to focus your musical talents and interests.
Some Music students even utilize Hastings' personalized program to create a degree program geared toward their own interests. Education endorsements include vocal, instrumental and general (vocal and instrumental). Plus many non-music majors participate in music via our many bands and choirs.
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.
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Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Hastings College 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.
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.
As a Music major — and for those taking Music classes or participating for the joy — you’ll have countless opportunities to perform at Hastings College through many student ensembles, from the Jazz Ensemble to HC Singers to the Bronco Marching Band.
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 graduate school to study music therapy, saxophone pedagogy and performance and more!
Sing a tune, toot your horn and apply to Hastings College today!