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Program Summary

The Music program at Hill College offers the full first two years of academic study for majors in music as well as opportunities for elective students and community members to study and perform as part of a program of lifetime learning. Music majors are expected to perform academically and musically at a level that will prepare them sufficiently for study at the university level.

  • Program offered on the Hill County Campus
  • Online course available
  • Students/teacher ratios provide individual attention
  • Computer Assisted Instruction
  • A Variety of Choral and Instrumental Ensemble Performance Opportunities


Music Education Plan

Music (Instrumental) 
Field of Study
60 Credit Hours 

Music (Vocal) 
Field of Study
60 Credit Hours

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Instrumental Ensembles

Instrumental ensembles include: Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Brass Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble and Hood’s Texas Brigade Brass Band. These groups give at least two concerts per year and play at home basketball games. They also perform at the State Fair of Texas, at area schools and for community activities. Membership is open to any student with previous band experience or by approval of the director. 

Vocal Ensembles

Vocal ensembles include: Chorale, Vocal Ensemble, Men’s and Women’s Ensembles. All groups are in demand for programs and perform several concerts each year beginning with the State Fair of Texas. Membership is open to any student with previous choral experience or by approval of the director.

Scholarship Information 

Music scholarships are awarded to students who participate in band and choir. Non-majors as well as majors are eligible for music scholarships and eligibility is based on ability, experience, attitude and recommendations.

Choir Scholarship
Band Scholarship

Music Major Transfer Classes 

  • Applied Music
  • Ensembles
  • Elementary Sight-singing & Ear Training
  • Techniques of Woodwind Instruments
  • Techniques of Brass Instruments
  • Techniques of Percussion Instruments
  • Vocal Diction
  • Survey of Music Literature
  • Elementary Harmony
  • Intermediate Sight-singing & Ear Training
  • Intermediate Harmony 

Applied Music 

  • Piano
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Voice

Non-Major Music Courses 

  • Class Guitar
  • Class Piano
  • Class Voice
  • Ensembles
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Music Appreciation
  • American Popular Music 
Ten Marketable Skills
Communication the process of transmitting information and ideas from one individual or group to another, verbally or through writing.
Critical Thinking the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
Teamwork willingness to be a part of a group of persons in a cooperative or coordinated effort in the interests of a common cause.
Adaptability the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions.
Work Ethic a set of values centered on the importance of doing work and reflected especially in a desire or determination to work hard.
Continued Learning the ability to continually develop and improve one's skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively.
Social Skills skills used to communicate and interact with other people, both individually and in groups, verbally and non-verbally, through gestures, body language and our personal appearance.
Time Management the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities.
Analytical Thinking the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively through a methodical step-by-step approach that breaks down complex problems into single and manageable components.
Cultural Competency the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.


The AA FOS music can help to complete a 4 year degree in Music Education, Music Performance, Music Business, or Music Industry studies. 


Dr. Brad Bolick
Program Coordinator 

Performing Arts Faculty

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