KSC’s versatile Music program includes Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education, Performance, Composition, and Music Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Music option. Music majors participate in various ensembles, perform in master classes with guest artists, and are active in their professional organizations. Ensemble participation by all members of the campus community is encouraged. More about Program OverviewStudent Links Portal
There’s a lot to know about the KSC Music department. For a quick glimpse, check out our Quick Facts page. More about Quick Facts
Whether you want to learn about the history of music, study music theory, perfect your classical guitar technique, sing in the chorus, or create an independent project, you’ll find what you’re looking for – and then some! – in our course listings. More about Courses
Music students at Keene State have opportunities to work in local schools, to conduct performances of their own compositions, to study with masters, to sing and play with a variety of ensembles in a variety of styles, and more. More about Student Profiles
Keene State music graduates go on to careers in teaching, performing, and composing. “My career has gone beyond what I could have hoped for" says Rob Westerberg ’87, an award winning high school choral director. "I feel very blessed for a lot of the people and circumstances in my life, not the least of which is Keene State’s music program." More about Alumni Profiles
In addition to College and outside scholarships awarded through Student Financial Services, the Department of Music makes annual awards. More about Scholarships
All members of the Keene State community are welcome to participate in the Department of Music’s performing groups, and music majors and minors are required to perform in large and small ensembles. The options for joining in the music are numerous, from Opera Workshop and Concert Choir to Percussion, Piano, Fiddle, and String ensembles. More about Ensembles
If you plan to apply to Keene State as a music major or minor, you must to pass an audition that involves singing or playing a musical instrument. Specific requirements vary, depending on your instrument. More about Audition Information
Faculty in the Music Department are accomplished professional musicians. Most perform regularly on campus, throughout the region, state, and country, and internationally. More about Department Faculty
First-year student Jiayang Shao didn’t go home during the Thanksgiving holiday and has no plans to go home during the semester break. It’s not that he doesn’t miss his family and friends, but rather a question of distance. Shao, who goes by the name Shawn, is from Hangzhou China, a…
Last month, Jordan Kimble ’08 and the US Air Force rock band Full Spectrum took the Conan stage with Grace Potter for a rockin’ version of “Proud Mary.” Wow! How’d he get from here to there?
“After I graduated in 2008, I joined the Air Force Band in May of…
Keene State music performance major, Hannah Benoit ‘17, is reflective when looking back on her path from music education major to a desire to teach music at the post-secondary level.
Benoit, a pianist from Hardwick, MA, initially came to Keene State with an eye on teaching music somewhere in the…
Keene State College will host its 7th annual Cantate! High School Choral Festival on Friday, October 28, in the Redfern Arts Center Alumni Recital Hall from 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Approximately 200 high school students from New Hampshire and Massachusetts will perform on the Alumni Recital Hall stage. Of the six…
While the vast majority of new students come to Keene State from high schools near and far, some arrive on Appian Way from other campuses. Keene State College welcomed over 150 transfer students this fall, including Autumn Rose Lester from Elmira, New York.
Lester, who comes to Keene State from…