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.
Music was always Adelaide Fuller ’17’s choice as a major, but she wanted a liberal arts school, not a conservatory. ‘The beautiful thing about a Hamilton music education is that I get to grow in so many ways that do not include music, and the community is a nurturing and supportive one,” says Fuller, whose focus is vocal performance. She’s taken English and history courses and wants to challenge herself with science or econ. She did a College-funded summer internship at Brooklyn Bowl, a music venue in Williamsburg. “Not only have I been exposed to all sorts of cool music, but I’ve learned so much about the intricacies of the music industry: managing social media and the website, researching and contacting potential acts, money management, risk-taking, etcetera,” she says.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: