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Music

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.

Paul Westin ’15A music student’s approach: explore all your interests

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.

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Catherine Crone ’13
Catherine Crone ’13

A graduate's path: a fellowship, academic aspirations

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.

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