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 and directing music at churches across the country. Where will you go?
Build skills, perform, thrive
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.
As a Music major, you’ll have many opportunities to perform at Hastings College through many student ensembles, from the Jazz Ensemble to the Hastings College Choir to the Bronco Marching Band.
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.
Go further with a Hastings education
Our professors work with you to develop a plan that helps you articulate your interests and plot your educational trajectory. Our four-year guarantee is here to back it up.
Create your future
See for yourself how we tailor your education to your talents and your goals.
Schedule a visit and we’ll demonstrate how Hastings will inspire you to reach your potential.
Get a music degree – and your dream job
At Hastings College you can earn a Bachelor of Music, and minor in Music, Musical Theatre, Music Education and Music Performance. The Music Performance minor let's you focus your talents and interests in a wide variety of areas, including vocal, instrumental, piano pedagogy, music composition and more.
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!
Get involved beyond the music classroom
- Alpha Chi (Academic Honor Society)
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
- Sigma Alpha Iota
- National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
- National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
- Nebraska Music Teachers Association (NMTA)
In addition to Alpha Chi and various musical organizations, there’s always something to do at Hastings. Student clubs, service learning, Greek life, recreation and more make Hastings College a great campus for student life.
Find scholarships for music majors
Your high school achievements can both fuel and fund your success at Hastings. We offer a range of generous and renewable academic scholarships based on your GPA and test scores. Plus, you can earn talent scholarships for everything from speech (forensics) to the arts to athletics. To compete for a Hastings College Music scholarship, learn more.
First employers for recent graduates
- Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska
- Grace United Methodist
- Dominican Republic Service Experience
- Hastings Public Schools
- Premier Performing Arts Studio