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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.

Choir Spring Tour

In addition to this, the Union College Choir will be going on tour to New York City and Washington D.C. this coming Spring. On Sunday, March 20, 2022, they will be performing at Carnegie Hall at 6pm. Then on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, the Choir will perform again at the New York First Avenue Presbyterian Church at 2pm. This performance will conclude the weekend tour, and this tour marks the ensemble's first ever performance at Carnegie Hall.


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.