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Music Department at HCC

The Howard Community College is an accredited institutional member of National Association of Schools of Music.  The Music Department endeavors to meet the musical needs and interests of the area through its academic degree programs, performance mediums, and enrichment opportunities.

Music Department News
Howard Community College Music Department is pleased to announce the completion of an Articulation Agreement with Immaculata University in Pennsylvania for music students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music therapy.  Music students who complete HCC’s associate of arts in music and the music therapy letter of recognition can now transfer all earned credits and be admitted to Immaculata University as a junior.  Currently, there are no four-year colleges in the State of Maryland that offer a bachelor’s degree in music therapy. This agreement provides a much-needed option for Maryland students who are interested in pursuing a career in music therapy. For more details and information about the articulation or music therapy courses at HCC, please contact Rita Mayhew at, or visit our Music Therapy page at

The Music Institute (formerly known as the Musical Arts Center)

The Music Institute (formerly known as the Musical Arts Center or MAC) is a community-based music school offering a broad range of non-credit quality music lessons, classes, coaching, and performing experiences with highly-trained faculty at affordable rates.

The Monteabaro Recital Hall at Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center 

The Howard Community College Music Department is delighted to present Tom Benjamin, Amit Peled, William Bolcom and Joan Morris, and Anne Koscielny on our 2013-2014 Guest Artist Series.  Each one of these phenomenal artist will give a concert and a master class in the acoustically beautiful Monteabaro Recital Hall.

Echoing the Horowitz Center theme of the year, time and memory, our Faculty Concert Series also promises something captivating for everyone, from programs recalling childhood fairy tales to the seductive rendition of jazz standards.  Be sure to check out our Student Ensemble, Spotlight Concert Series, the Music Institute recitals, and HCC and PArtners Series too!

To learn more about our programs and program updates, please visit