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

Featured Stories

Dr. John Wojcik conducts the Honor Band during the High Plains Festival's final performance in Memorial Hall Feb. 4, 2020.(Tena L. Cook photo/Chadron State College)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 for being selected to the Honor Band and Honor Choir for the past three or … Read more

Dr. John Wojcik, associate professor of music, directs the High Plains Honor Band during the 2019 High Plains Band & Choir Festival. (Photo by Daniel Binkard/Chadron State College)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 48th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival. The honor band, honor choir, and guitar ensemble … Read more

Amy LikarMusic 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 be performed in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium unless otherwise noted. The Music Teachers National Association Showcase Recital … Read more

Latest Stories

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

Choirs to debut original piece composed for CSC

April 10, 2018

CHADRON – An original piece of choral music, commissioned specially for Chadron State College, will get its world premiere April 15 at Memorial Hall, thanks to … Read more

High school musicians honored at High Plains

February 10, 2018

CHADRON – Twenty-five high schools participated in the 46th annual High Plains Band and Choir Festival at Chadron State College Feb. 5-6. The following students … Read more

CSC to host 46th High Plains Band and Choir Festival

February 1, 2018

CHADRON – More than 175 students from 25 high schools in three states will converge on the Chadron State College campus Monday, Feb. 5 through Tuesday, … Read more

Commissioned composition performed during Graves Lecture

November 16, 2017

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Eight music performances remain this fall

October 15, 2017

CHADRON – The remainder of Chadron State College's fall music calendar includes eight performances, all at 7 p.m.in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium, unless otherwise noted: Dr. Mckay Tebbs’ … Read more

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