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

Prism Concert: An Ensemble Sampler

Evans Hall

Friday, Oct. 11

Gary Buttery, Mathias Elmer, Rachel Feldman and Peter Jarvis, conductors

A Fall Weekend Concert featuring the Camel Heard, Chorale, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Orchestra and Traditional Jazz Band.

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Frankenstein Live!

Evans Hall

Thursday, Oct. 31

Presented by the Connecticut College and Wesleyan University Orchestras, Michael Shapiro's score will be played during the screening of the 1931 film.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Fall Choral Concert

Harkness Chapel

Sunday, Nov. 17

Rachel Feldman, conductor

Featuring Chorale and Camel Heard.

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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New Music Chamber Ensemble Concert

Evans Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Peter Jarvis, director

A concert of new music and premieres by upcoming and well-established composers.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Music in the Chapel

Harkness Chapel

Wednesday, Dec. 4

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

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Concert Band Concert: December Winds

Evans Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Gary Buttery, director

Featuring a mix of animated film music and original music for winds, including "'Tis a Gift" by Anne McGinty, "Alleluia" by Randall Thompson, as well as music from "How To Train Your Dragon," "The Incredibles" and "The Polar Express."

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Evans Hall

Thursday, Dec. 5

Featuring premieres by Connecticut College student composers.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band Concert: I Got Rhythm

Evans Hall

Sunday, Dec. 8

Gary Buttery, director

Featuring music by George Gershwin, Santana's "Black Magic Woman", film music from "Green Dolphin Street" and holiday musical treats.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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On Songs and Songwriting Final Concert

Fortune Recital Hall

Friday, Dec. 13

New works by Connecticut College songwriters.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Band Sampler Concert

Evans Hall

Wednesday, Mar. 4

Gary Buttery, director

Featuring the Concert Band, Traditional Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Spring Choral Concert

Harkness Chapel

Sunday, April 19

Rachel Feldman, conductor

Featuring Chorale and Camel Heard.

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Spring Orchestra Concert

Evans Hall

Wednesday, April 29

Mathias Elmer, conductor

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Jazz on the Terrace

Cummings Terrace (Evans if rain)

Friday, May 1

Gary Buttery, director

Featuring the Jazz Ensemble and Traditional Jazz Band.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

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Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Evans Hall

Wednesday, May 6

Featuring premieres by Connecticut College student composers.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

New Music Chamber Ensemble Concert

Evans Hall

Tuesday, May 5

Peter Jarvis, director

A concert of new music and premieres by upcoming and well-established composers.

Free Admission (General Admission)