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 16
Faculty Recital

Helena von Rueden, mezzo-soprano and R. David Salvage, piano
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM

September 19
Faculty Recital Reprise at University of Richmond
Perkinson Hall, 4:00 PM

October 2
Men's Chorus 
Family Weekend Concert
Crawley Forum, 6:00 PM

October 26
Hampden-Sydney Music Series: Francesca Anderegg, violin
An evening of contemporary Latin-American compositions; with pianist Michael Bukhman
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

November 16
Hampden-Sydney Music Series: Sanctuary
An evening of choral music
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  

December 3
Lessons & Carols with the H-SC Men's Chorus
An evening of Christmas readings and music
College Church, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

December 8
American Acoustic Music Series
The HillBenders present "TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry"
The Tiger Inn, 7:00 PM


February 10
Hampden-Sydney Music Series: Lise Keiter, piano
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

February 17
American Acoustic Music Series: Ari Eisinger, Blues Guitarist
Blues sensation Ari Eisinger displays dazzling Piedmont picking style in his performance of the Country Blues on solo guitar. 
Parents and Friends Lounge, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

April 7
Hampden-Sydney Music Series: The Minetti String Quartet
Music of Haydn, Schubert, and Berg 
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM   

April 22
Men's Chorus: Spring Fling Concert
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM