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

Fall Orchestra Concert

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Jaroslaw Lis, director

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Fortune Recital Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Featuring premieres by Connecticut College student composers

Andrew Greenwald and Keith Kirchoff, directors

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

New Music & Improvisation Ensemble Concert

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Monday, December 12, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Featuring new music and premieres by upcoming and well-established composers

Peter Jarvis, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Spring Faculty Showcase:
“Jazz and the Classical Legacy”

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Friday, February 17, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

Connecticut College music faculty perform chamber works that explore connections between classical and jazz traditions.

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Spring Choral Concert

Harkness Chapel

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Featuring Camerata and Camel Heard

Rachel Feldman, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Wind Ensemble Concert:
“Spring Has Sprung”

Evans Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Monday, May 1, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

Gary Buttery, director

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Jazz in the Courtyard

Castle Court

Friday, May 5, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Featuring the Jazz Ensemble

Gary Buttery, director

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert

Fortune Recital Hall, Cummings Arts Center

Monday, May 8, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

Featuring premieres by Connecticut College student composers

Andrew Greenwald, director

 

Free Admission (General Admission)

 

Music

New Music & Improvisation Ensemble Concert

Evans Hall

Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 7:00 p.m.

New music and premieres by upcoming and well-established composers

Peter Jarvis, director 

Free Admission (General Admission)