Serious about music ... serious about the liberal arts

Connecticut College offers excellence in music programming and performances for enjoyment and enrichment by musicians and music enthusiasts from the College, the surrounding community and the world.

As a student, you'll find that the College has distinguished itself among the nation's music departments with a curriculum modeled on the best features of both the music conservatory and a liberal arts school of music, offering:

Music lovers and musicians from anywhere can enjoy:

  • Public performances by music students — an essential part of the educational experience — and faculty. Individual students or ensembles present concerts each semester.
  • Visits by internationally renowned performers, composers, and scholars who regularly offer master classes and lectures. Among them: Larry Austin, Emanuel Ax, Milton Babbitt, Pierre Boulez, Frances Blaisdell, Shirlee Emmons, Eliot Fisk, Gary Glaze, Stephen Hinton, Lev Koblyakov, Fred Lerdahl, Allan Neave, Itzak Perlman, Bernard Rands, Paula Robison, and Ben Verdery.
  • onStage Guest Artist Series at Connecticut College, bringing world-class dance, music, art and theater performances and events to our stages and concert halls.
  • A biennial Symposium on Arts & Technology, a major international conference devoted to presenting the edge and exploring the increasing links in the interdisciplinary world of arts, sciences, media, and technology. There are speakers, panels, and concerts that include electro-acoustic music.
 

Music

John Anthony and Friends: A Halloween Concert

Harkness Chapel

Saturday, October 30, 2021 7:00 p.m.

John Anthony, organ; Gary Buttery, tuba; and more

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Fall Choral Concert

Harkness Chapel

Saturday, November 13, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Featuring Camerata and Camel Heard 

Rachel Feldman, conductor

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Music in the Chapel

Harkness Chapel

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:00 p.m.

Advent Meditation featuring holiday music by the Connecticut College Choirs and Orchestra

Rachel Feldman and Toshi Shimada, directors

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band Concert:
Autumn Leaves

Evans Hall

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Gary Buttery, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Fall Orchestra Concert

Evans Hall

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Toshi Shimada, conductor

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

New Music & Improvisation Ensemble Concert

Evans Hall

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:00 p.m.

New music and premieres by upcoming and well-established composers

Peter Jarvis, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Concert Band: Holiday Suites

Evans Hall

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Gary Buttery, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Fortune Recital Hall

Friday, December 10, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Featuring premieres by Connecticut College student composers

Andrew Greenwald, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Faculty Showcase: New Voices

Evans Hall

Friday, February 4, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Connecticut College Music Faculty perform chamber works

 

Tickets go on sale Monday, September 13 at noon.

Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; CC students, staff and faculty: Free (General Admission)

 

Music

Spring Choral Concert

Harkness Chapel

Saturday, Apr. 30, 2022, 4:00 p.m.

Featuring Camerata and Camel Heard

Rachel Feldman, conductor

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Spring Orchestra Concert

Evans Hall

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:00 p.m.

Toshi Shimada, conductor

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Jazz in the Courtyard

Castle Court

Friday, May 6, 2022 4:00 p.m.

Featuring the Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band

Gary Buttery, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Fortune Recital Hall

Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Featuring premieres by Connecticut College student composers

Andrew Greenwald, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Spring Concert Band Concert

Evans Hall

Monday, May 2, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Gary Buttery, director

Free Admission (General Admission)