Performing Arts Major – Music Concentration

Students in Stonehill's Performing Arts Major – Music Concentration experience classes and ensembles that stimulate the imagination and inspire creativity. And they do it with the guidance of faculty who provide individual coaching and instruction, enabling them to reach maximum potential.


Stonehill students give gift of music, memory to Alzheimer’s patients

When Emily Damore ’19 of Abington, Massachusetts decided to volunteer at the Life Care Centers of America’s (LCCA) Soundtrack of Life program, she knew it would be a good experience for her resume. What she didn’t realize is that it would change her appreciation for music and her outlook on life…


The Arts Take Center Stage

More musicals and professional development are at the heart of a reimagined Visual & Performing Arts program that enhances both intellectual flexibility and the experiences students need to thrive in their pursuits.


Students in the Music program have the chance to immerse themselves in a variety of musical experiences:

  • Perform in vocal and instrumental ensembles
  • Study music technology
  • Make a bold musical statement in Piano Workshop
  • Learn about music history, theory, composition and world music
  • Experience the excitement of a field trip to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory of Music/Jordan Hall, Boston Museum of Fine Arts as well as concerts, museums and musical theater shows in New York City

Stonehill College students participating in the Latin American Music History course have traveled to both Mexico City and Guatemala as part of their sophomore Learning Community, where they studied the music and culture of the Aztecs and the Mayans.

Performing Arts, B.A., Music Concentration

The Performing Arts Major with a Concentration in Music requires the completion of 8 courses plus 9 additional credits of performance-based work.

Music Minor

The Music Minor requires the completion of 18 credits.

A Focus on Performance

The Music program sponsors both large and small performance opportunities:

  • Stonehill College Concert Ensemble
  • Stonehill Collegiate Chorale
  • Stonehill College Guitar Ensemble
  • Stonehill Music Technology Ensemble

Collegiate Chorale

Founded in 1986, the Stonehill Collegiate Chorale is comprised of Stonehill undergraduates, faculty, staff and experienced singers from the local community. The Chorale is committed to musical excellence, an inclusive community and a positive, affirming environment for singers of all backgrounds.

Internship Opportunities

Music majors, minors and enthusiasts may participate as interns or volunteers in the “Soundtrack of Life” music therapy program at Life Care Centers of America. Music majors and minors as well as music technology minors may intern at Bristol Recording Studios in Boston.

“The music program at Stonehill has encouraged me to continue my development as a pianist. The ensembles I’ve played in concern themselves not only with the technical aspects of music, but also with the innate joy of creating and sharing it.”
Devan Kinsella ’17

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