No matter your age, abilities, or background, HCC is a sound choice to study and create music for a lifetime.
HCC's fast-growing academic music degrees include students of music performance (instrument and voice), composition, music technology, and music therapy. The Music Department has earned a reputation in the local and regional music community for excellence, opportunity, and value. Here are some reasons why:
- Accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
- Outstanding faculty known as both experienced, caring teachers and accomplished, active musicians.
- Leading-edge instructional facilities, including soundproof teaching studios, digital music labs, and practice rooms with virtual venue acoustics from cathedrals to arenas.
- Live performance experience in student ensemble or spotlight concerts on campus in the acoustically-engineered 119-seat Monteabaro Recital Hall of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, in college theatre productions, or off-campus orchestras and competitions.
- Immersive learning opportunities for learning and networking with professional musicians through the department's Music Concert Series featuring performances and master classes from internationally-acclaimed guest artists, an extensive schedule of faculty concerts, and community partners.
- Curriculum designed for transfer to a bachelor's degree or conservatory music program. Many HCC music students have continued their studies at prestigious institutions including Peabody Conservatory, Longy School of Music of Bard College, and the Shenandoah University Conservatory.
- The Music Institute, a noncredit community music school for all ages to receive expert instruction from department faculty through private lessons, beginner classes, various ensembles and choirs, and operatic training.