• About HSU

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    For more than a century of service, Hardin-Simmons University has influenced and shaped the lives of thousands of young people. Founded in 1891 by a dedicated group of ministers, ranchers, and merchants, HSU continues its commitment to developing the mind and nurturing the spiritual life of its students. HSU provides an academically challenging undergraduate education based on a liberal arts foundation, and advances scholarly growth by offering specialized graduate and professional degree programs. Combining its commitment to academic excellence with a concern for the development of the total person with a distinctive Christian perspective, Hardin-Simmons serves students through quality educational programs designed to provide An Education Enlightened by Faith.

    The School of Music promotes creative and culturally enriching experiences with degrees offered in performance, education, music marketing, and church music. HSU’s choirs, bands, opera, and orchestra have performed to local, national, and international acclaim. Our graduates have established successful careers as performers, composers, church musicians, and educators. The School of Music has been affiliated with the National Association of Schools of Music since 1930 and is affiliated with the Texas Association of Music Schools.

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