Chadron State College
Chadron State College

The Music Program is accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Music

Why choose music at Chadron State College?

Come Play With Us

Our primary goal is to prepare musicians for careers in Music Education, Music Industry, or Applied Music.  The development of teaching strategies, critical thinking, and communication skills is an important part in the study of music at Chadron State College.  The students are given the opportunity to develop networking and marketing skills as performers and as educators.

Each of our six full-time faculty members work directly with students at all levels of classroom and individual instruction.  All hold advanced degrees in their specializations and many possess additional certifications.  They also bring a wealth of professional experience to the teaching arena, and maintain active performing schedules.

Our Students Play In Class

Our music students also enjoy numerous features that make our program unique:

  • Music talent scholarships available by audition
  • CSC is part of NAMM's (the International Music Products Association) Generation Next program.
  • We boast a 100 percent placement rate of our Music Education graduates

Latest Stories

2020 Theatre season opens with musical comedy

September 23, 2020

CHADRON – The Chadron State College Theatre department will open its 2020 season with the musical comedy, “I Love You, You’re Perfect. Now Change.” The musical, … Read more

Fall music performance schedule announced

August 27, 2020

CHADRON – The Chadron State College Music department has several performances scheduled this semester. All events are free and the public is invited, however attendees are … Read more

Area high school musicians honored at High Plains Festival

February 5, 2020

CHADRON –Twenty-nine high schools participated in the 48th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival at Chadron State College Feb. 3-4. The following students were honored … Read more

High Plains draws 160 students to campus

February 3, 2020

CHADRON – More than 160 students from 29 Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming high schools will travel to Chadron State College Monday and Tuesday for the … Read more

Music schedule set for spring semester

January 26, 2020

CHADRON – The Chadron State College Music program has scheduled 12 events for the spring semester. All events are free, open to the public, and will … Read more

Winkles return to CSC for Community Band anniversary

November 4, 2019

NOTE: The concert time is 7 p.m. CHADRON – Two distinguished guests and former Chadron State College music faculty members, Carola and Bill Winkle, will be featured … Read more

Chadron Community Band celebrates 25th anniversary

April 2, 2019

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Regional students participate in 47th High Plains Music Festival

February 7, 2019

CHADRON – More than 140 students from 22 regional high schools participated in the 47th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival Feb. 4-5, at Chadron … Read more

Fall music performance schedule set

August 29, 2018

CHADRON –The Chadron State College Music Department has several performances scheduled during the fall semester. All events are free and open to the public. On Sept. 9, … Read more

Margetts performs at Cambridge

August 13, 2018

CHADRON – A relationship forged through Dr. James Margetts’ experience with the Trans-Nebraska Players since 2010 led to a trans-Atlantic music performance opportunity for Margetts during … Read more

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