About the Conservatory

The Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College is a place to find your music.

If music is a part of who you are, if you’re serious, you need opportunities to express it, develop it, and let it grow.

The Sunderman Conservatory of Music is a dedicated place for music inside a liberal arts college, a conservatory embedded in a rich intellectual community. It’s a place of synergy and energy, of concertos and calculus, symphonies and science, history and harmonies, gamelan and German. An exceptional faculty of artists and scholars, a campus culture rich in performance, and opportunities that range from residencies with internationally-renowned guest artists and lecturers each semester to musical experiences abroad for a semester or a summer make Sunderman one of the most distinctive undergraduate music options available.

Gettysburg College offers a Bachelor of Music in Performance, a Bachelor of Music Education, and a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music with the option for a Double Major.

Academic rigor. Creative inquiry. Surprising collaborations. Innovative instruction. Unique musical challenges. Immersing students in a curriculum that values the traditions of classical, jazz, and world musics, Sunderman unites professional artistic standards with the intellectual and academic breadth of the liberal arts in an environment of creative inquiry.

“The Gettysburg College Choir most impacted my college experience as it was a constant throughout my time at Gettysburg. Not only did we perform interesting and challenging repertoire, but we also traveled regularly. I’ll always cherish my first GCC tour to Nicaragua—we participated in cultural exchanges, sang interesting music, and met new people. I also made lifelong friends through this ensemble.”
Anna Lipowitz ’14