The music department welcomes the participation of both majors and non-majors in its ensembles and individual lessons. Auditions are offered each semester, and are designed simply to determine a student’s level of preparation.
View and download our detailed music audition guidelines for ensembles, orchestra and individual instruments (pdf).
We assume that student musicians come to the college with some background in music; if, instead, you are a beginner, we encourage you to study outside of the college structure (for a fee, and not for credit) in order to gain the skills necessary to participate at the college level. The Thames Valley Music School shares our facilities, and has excellent instructors; their office is in Cummings Arts Center 216, and their extension is 860-439-2749. If you are not sure of your level, please come and audition, and we will help you figure out the best course of action.
As a general rule, instrumentalists (with the exception of keyboard and percussion students) should have their own instruments. The music department does own a small collection of instruments that are available for loan to students. See the music department assistant for details (Cummings Arts Center room 216; 860-439-2720).
Department of Music
Cummings Arts Center
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Terry Wisniewski, Dept. Assistant