There will be multiple opportunities to develop your performance skills. The music program provides a range of performance opportunities on and off campus. You will have eight ensembles to choose from – plus student groups and a chance for solo work. In your coursework you’ll build proficiency in the many dimensions of the musical experience by studying historical and theoretical concepts.
With so many interests besides music –history, classical studies, German – Paul Westin ’15 decided against attending a conservatory. That would have narrowed his focus. He wanted to explore, which led him to Hamilton College. “Hamilton in particular stood out to me for a number of reasons, but the open curriculum was the biggest draw for me. Being able to take basically anything you want outside of your major appealed to me,” says Westin, a music major who studied for a semester in Germany.More >>
Catherine Crone ’13, who double-majored in music and math, capped a distinguished career at Hamilton College by winning a prestigious Royster Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She’s studying musicology and hopes to make a career in academics.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in music are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: