The music department welcomes the participation of both majors and non-majors in its ensembles and individual lessons. Placement consultations are offered each semester, and are designed to determine a student’s level of preparation.

Ensemble directors hold auditions for new students at the beginning of each semester. These audition dates are announced well ahead of time, and information may be requested from the individual ensemble director.

Generally, student musicians come to the college with some background in music; if, instead, you are a beginner, we may suggest that you take an introductory music theory course before undertaking private study. This will be discussed during your consultation.

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 in Cummings Arts Center 216; or call 860-439-2720.