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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 Therapy at HCC
Howard Community College Music Department has 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

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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 Concert Series aims to bring extraordinary and exciting musical experiences to the Baltimore-Washington area through the concerts, master classes, and lectures presented at the Horowitz Center.

Entering its ninth season, the 2014-2015 HCC Concert Series is proud to present another outstanding Guest Artist Series featuring Gran Wilson, Alex Norris, and the Fleisher-Jacobson Piano Duo. The Faculty Concert Series will take on a multifaceted exploration of the Horowitz Center theme for the season, Blood, with programs inspired by family bloodlines, musical family trees, blood of different nations and ethnicity, blood in love, and more. HCC students will be featured in Student Ensemble Concerts, Student Spotlight Concerts, The Music Institute Recitals, and other HCC and partners programs. We look forward to being a part of your musical adventures, and hope to see you at our concerts!

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