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.