Whether you plan to major in music or pursue musical interests along with other studies, you’ll find Hanover’s active music program enriches the lives of everyone in the community. Majors and non-majors alike participate fully in private lessons, solo performances and group performances.  A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, the Concert Band, the Jazz Band and the College-Community Orchestra perform throughout the academic year, both on campus and, in some cases, on international tours. If you are a music major, you can choose between a choral or instrumental program and gain practical experience that launches your career or graduate studies.

Small-school access to large-school facilities

Hanover’s top-notch music facilities rival those of large universities, but with much easier access and personal attention from faculty. 

  • 21 pianos, 7 of which are grand pianos 
  • Teaching studios equipped with grand pianos 
  • Recording/ listening center 
  • Choral and instrumental libraries 
  • Music computer stations 
  • Fitzgibbon Recital Hall seats 300 and has a 7-foot Baldwin Concert Grand

What do music majors study?  

  • Literature of music   
  • Theory and aural skills   
  • History of music   
  • And other topics that interest you, such as voice, instrument, choir, band or orchestra
Applied and ensemble music courses are open to all students, who may apply units as electives.

Graduate school placements have included:

  • Southern Methodist University 
  • University of Wisconsin 
  • Indiana University 
  • Chicago Musical College 
  • Cleveland Institute of Music 
  • University of Cincinnati 
  • Rice University 
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City 
  • University of Nebraska

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