Music


While furnishing a rich and diverse exposure to the history and appreciation of the field, our music course offerings start at a basic level and work up to advanced courses in theory, composition, and performance, with field trips to concerts around Virginia, and the option of a music minor.

You can also make music: in recent years our Hampden-Sydney Men's Chorus has performed at Sweet Briar, Randolph, and Salem College and toured out of state, performing at the National Cathedral and in France, England, and Italy. The student-run a cappella group, The Acousticals, is a favorite at Virginia colleges and Hampden-Sydney events on and off campus.

Finally, the Music Interest Club allows students the opportunity to work together on music projects, explore the business of making music, and create a positive atmosphere for musical collaborations outside of class.

Hampden Sydney Music Series.
Hampden-Sydney is committed to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the Southside community and presents six free public concerts throughout the academic year.
Contact: David Salvage, (434) 223-6304 

September 10
Pianist Hyojung Huh
music of Mozart, Chopin, and Schumann
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum

September 19
Men's Chorus Family Weekend Concert

Performances by the Men's Chorus and Acousticals 
6:00 p.m. in Crawley Forum

October 8
Musical Offering
The Boston-based early music group performs C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, and others on period instruments. 
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum

November 13
Men's Chorus Fall Concert 
with special guests, the Acousticals 
8:00 p.m. in Crawley Forum

December 9
Wayne Henderson and friends
an evening of acoustical music
7:00 p.m. in the Tiger Inn

February 9
Percussionist Daniel Heagney
contemporary classical music
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum

April 16
Men's Chorus Spring Concert
with Longwood University Women's Chorus

April 22
Martinu Quartet
Czech string quartet centered on the music of the world's great composers
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum