Department of Music

Music Department

Union College Music Department Winter Concert Series 2023

Winter 2023 concert series poster

Zakuro Daiko (The Japanese Drumming and Global Fusion Band): Celebration of Winter
Friday, March 3
7:00pm, Emerson Auditorium

Orchestra: Opera with Rising Stars
Sunday, March 5
3:00pm, Memorial Chapel

Jazz Ensemble: Winter Concert
Wednesday, March 8
8:00pm, Emerson Auditorium

Early Music Ensemble: Music by Purcell, Vitali, Marini, Lully, Lassus, and others
Saturday, March 11
2:00pm, Emerson Auditorium

Choir & Chamber Singers: Celebration of Musicals
Saturday, March 11
4:00pm, Memorial Chapel

Winter Student Recital: Students from Private Lessons
Sunday, March 12
3:00pm, Emerson Auditorium

Matthew Pascazio '23: Senior Organ Recital
Saturday, April 1
2:00pm, Memorial Chapel


Union College offers a wide variety of courses in music theory, music technology, composition, music history, world music, and jazz studies. The music faculty are incredibly Interdisciplinary, and offer courses that intersect with other departments and programs across campus. Students enjoy many opportunities to perform in our numerous ensembles and develop musicianship through private lessons. We offer a Major, ID, Minor and a Global and Popular Musics Minor.

Hillig Music Technology Gift

The Music Department is thrilled to announce a transformative $100,000 gift from Kurt W. Hillig (1975) and Kathy J. Dien Hillig. This generous gift will support the developing Music Technology program at Union College and create the Kurt W. Hillig (1975) and Kathy J. Dien Hillig Music Technology Studio Fund. With their support, the Music Department will renovate the Music Technology Studio by transforming its layout and expanding its number of computers. Additionally, the Hillig's gift will enable upgrading the studio's equipment, including new computers, workstations, audio interfaces, and microphones. The Music Technology Studio is the primary teaching space for the department's Music Technology courses, and this renovation and upgrade will further support experiential hands-on activities that are integral to both new and existing courses.

Hugh Allen Wilson and Hilary Tann Annual Music Fund

At the end of 2021, Kurt Glacy '90 established the Wilson and Tann Annual Music Fund. Each year, this gift provides scholarships for four to five students, covering their instrumental or voice lessons. While the students must give a public performance and study music, there is no requirement for major or GPA. This gift allows students the ability to grow their musical talent regardless of academics or background. In addition, Kurt also provided the Music Department with the Kurt M. Glacy Endowed Fund for Music. This provides the department with funding to maintain and restore the department's instruments, and purchase or lease new instruments as well.