“Common Ground” spring break tour

program, news release, home concert live stream

2023-24 Music Reunion Events

Ensembles and Tours

Music ensembles and tours - Bel Canto Singers performBel Canto Singers, Global Voices, International Chorale

Keyboard Studies

Keyboard Studies - a student performs on the college's concert SteinwayKen Rodgers teaches piano and organ

Performance Opportunities

Performance opportunities in Music - Bel Canto Singers perform with Sons of SerendipMaster classes, department and sophomore recitals, NATS vocal competitions and more

Performances and Recordings

Performances and Recordings - Bel Canto Singers music videoRecent concert programs and videos


Hesston College music facultyDr. Russell Adrian, Holly Swartzendruber, Karen Unruh and Ken Rodgers

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships - a student rehearses during a voice lessonMusic scholarship and choir auditions, scholarship recommendation form


Music festivals at Hesston CollegeTreble Choral Festival, KSHSAA 1A State Music Festival

Music Major

Music Majors - Music Prof Russell Adrian directs Bel Canto Singers

What You Will Learn

Music students hone their skills and develop proficiencies as musicians.

Career Preparation

Lessons, classes and recitals help students develop a personal style and prepare them for performance, teaching and other careers in music.

The Hesston Difference

Hesston music students experience the two-year advantage, receiving the same high quality of instruction as the best four-year colleges and universities and all the premiere performance and leadership opportunities in the freshman and sophomore years. This prepares Hesston graduates well to succeed as upper level music education majors.

Program Opportunities

  • Private voice and instrumental lessons
  • Vocal ensembles that include yearly tours
  • Annual music theatre production
  • Competitive performing arts scholarship
  • Department master classes and recitals, including solo sophomore recital opportunity

Plan of study for Associate of Arts degree in music