Create the new classics

Learn to compose tomorrow's classics in our music composition major.

Get the thrill of hearing your work performed live during your first year. We hold a composers' concert each semester devoted to student-created work.

Our music department is collaborative yet competitive, pushing you to grow as a musician and composer.

You'll explore a variety of musical styles, conduct student ensembles and become well-versed in music literature and theory.

We're one of a few undergraduate-only institutions to offer a music composition degree program. It's small and selective, giving you plenty of chances to work one-on-one with faculty who are experienced educators and active performers.

Be ready for graduate school

Although music composition is one of our newest degrees, it's already thriving. In fact, one of our first graduates is studying at the famed Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Adding one of our interdisciplinary minors, like arts administration, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

You'll be more than ready to go to graduate school and then onto a career as a composer, arranger or teacher of composition.

Graduates have gone on to graduate school at:

University of Florida
University of Southern Maine
Stony Brook University
University of North Texas
Boston University
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Drexel University
Eastman School of Music
Indiana University
University of Michigan
New England Conservatory of Music
Northwestern University
Peabody Institute of Music
Pennsylvania State University
Temple University
Yale University

Graduates have gone on to jobs at:

Milton Area High School
Temple University
Widener University
Atonement Lutheran Church
Staats Operette Dresden
University of North Texas College of Music
South Shore Symphony Orchestra
Pinellas Youth Symphony
University of Connecticut
Loyalsock Township School District
Stone Hill Middle School
Jumoke Academy Charter Schools
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Utah Opera

Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Director of Bands
Trumpet
Conducting

hinton@susqu.edu
570-372-4296

Kevin Henry

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Trombone

henryk@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Aaron Himes

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Tuba
Euphonium

himes@susqu.edu

Christiana Smith

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Horn

smithchristi@susqu.edu

Composition

Patrick A. Long, DMA

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Theory & Composition
Music Technology

longp@susqu.edu
570-372-4289

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band
Music History

davisj@susqu.edu
570-372-4286

Conducting

Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Director of Bands
Trumpet
Conducting

hinton@susqu.edu
570-372-4296

Amy Voorhees

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Director of Choral Activities
Conducting
Music Education

voorhees@susqu.edu
570-372-4295

Jordan Randall Smith

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Orchestra
Conducting
Music Education

smithjr@susqu.edu
570-372-4287

Ensembles

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band
Music History

davisj@susqu.edu
570-372-4286

Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Director of Bands
Trumpet
Conducting

hinton@susqu.edu
570-372-4296

David Steinau

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Music Department Chair
Voice

steinau@susqu.edu
570-372-4285

Amy Voorhees

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Director of Choral Activities
Conducting
Music Education

voorhees@susqu.edu
570-372-4295

Jordan Randall Smith

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Orchestra
Conducting
Music Education

smithjr@susqu.edu
570-372-4287

Keyboard

Marcos Krieger, DMA

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Organ & Harpsicord
Music History
Ear Training

kriegerm@susqu.edu
570-372-4292

Naomi Niskala

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Piano
Music Theory

niskala@susqu.edu
570-372-4152

Jaime Namminga

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Collaborative Piano
Ear Training

namminga@susqu.edu
570-372-4781

Vic Boris

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Music History
Piano

boris@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Diane Scott

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Class Piano

scottd@susqu.edu
570-372-4291

Music Education

Patrick A. Long, DMA

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Theory & Composition
Music Technology

longp@susqu.edu
570-372-4289

Christiana Smith

Department: Music
Adjunct Faculty in Music

smithchristi@susqu.edu

Brett Hosterman

Department: Music
Adjunct Faculty in Music

hosterman@susqu.edu

Adrienne Rodriguez

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Coordinator of Music Education

rodrigueza@susqu.edu
570-372-4536

Aaron Himes

Department: Music
Adjunct Faculty in Music

himes@susqu.edu

Amanda Russo Stante

Department: Music
Visiting Assistant Professor

stante@susqu.edu

Amy Caron

Department: Music
Adjunct Faculty in Music

caron@susqu.edu

Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Director of Bands
Trumpet
Conducting

hinton@susqu.edu
570-372-4296

Gail B. Levinsky

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Saxophone
Music Education

gblevinsky@susqu.edu
570-372-4266

Amy Voorhees

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Director of Choral Activities
Conducting
Music Education

voorhees@susqu.edu
570-372-4295

Jordan Randall Smith

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Orchestra
Conducting
Music Education

smithjr@susqu.edu
570-372-4287

Nelson Rodriguez-Parada

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Bass
Music Education

rodriguezparada@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Music History

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band
Music History

davisj@susqu.edu
570-372-4286

Marcos Krieger, DMA

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Organ & Harpsicord
Music History
Ear Training

kriegerm@susqu.edu
570-372-4292

Gary Boerckel

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Music History

boerckel@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Vic Boris

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Music History
Piano

boris@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Music Technology

Patrick A. Long, DMA

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Theory & Composition
Music Technology

longp@susqu.edu
570-372-4289

Music Theory & Ear Training

Patrick A. Long, DMA

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Theory & Composition
Music Technology

longp@susqu.edu
570-372-4289

Marcos Krieger, DMA

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Organ & Harpsicord
Music History
Ear Training

kriegerm@susqu.edu
570-372-4292

Naomi Niskala

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Piano
Music Theory

niskala@susqu.edu
570-372-4152

Jaime Namminga

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Collaborative Piano
Ear Training

namminga@susqu.edu
570-372-4781

Brett Hosterman

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Ear Training

hosterman@susqu.edu

Percussion

Greg Alico

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Percussion

alico@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Strings

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band
Music History

davisj@susqu.edu
570-372-4286

Jennifer Sacher Wiley

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Violin

jswiley@susqu.edu
570-372-4290

Jaime Namminga

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Collaborative Piano
Ear Training

namminga@susqu.edu
570-372-4781

Ruth Hunter

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Harp

hunterruth@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Andrew Rammon

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Cello

rammon@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Marcus Smolensky

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Viola
Music History

smolensky@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Nelson Rodriguez-Parada

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Bass
Music Education

rodriguezparada@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Voice

David Steinau

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Music Department Chair
Voice

steinau@susqu.edu
570-372-4285

Amanda Russo Stante

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Voice

stante@susqu.edu

Jeffrey Fahnestock

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Voice

fahnesto@susqu.edu
570-372-4773

Judith White

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Voice

jwhite@susqu.edu
570-372-4782

Amy Caron

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Voice

caron@susqu.edu

Woodwinds

Gail B. Levinsky

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Saxophone
Music Education

gblevinsky@susqu.edu
570-372-4266

Megan Carraher

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Oboe

carraher@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Leslie Cullen

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Flute

cullenleslie@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Colleen Hartung

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Clarinet

hartung@susqu.edu
570-372-4281

Patrick Quinn

Department: Music
Area of Speciality:
Woodwinds

quinnp@susqu.edu

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Performance Opportunities

Choral

Choral ensembles provide students with unique musical experiences on and off campus.

Instrumental

The Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform a wide repertoire in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Keyboard

Pianists and organists perform in a range of solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings on the finest instruments.

Jazz

A traditional big band and small combos appear at a variety of venues.

Chamber Music

Small ensembles offer opportunities to study highly specialized literature.

Opera

The Opera Studio performs fully-staged productions with orchestra in addition to programs of opera scenes.

150

years teaching music

32

music practice rooms

320

seats in Stretansky Concert Hall

Music Preparatory Program for Children and Adults

The program provides the surrounding communities with lifelong learning opportunities for professional music study and enrichment activities in an academic environment, including individual lessons in voice, piano, organ, and most band and orchestra instruments, along with group music classes for infants through adults.

The hallmark of the program is the rich collaboration among music faculty, music students, and the children and adults who take lessons and classes.

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Music Prep

Contact Us

Department of Music

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Cunningham Center for Music and Art

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Phone & Email

570-372-4281
Admissions and auditions: adamss@susqu.edu
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