Wind Ensemble (1 credit)

Wind Ensemble Concert

The CC Wind Ensemble performs each semester, presenting challenging and exciting repertoire from the wind ensemble literature. We often feature student conductors and soloists, especially departing seniors. New members are always welcome, by audition. Recent works include Dello Joio's Satiric Dances, Whitacre's October, and Grainger's Children's March.

For more information, please contact Gary Buttery, director.


Orchestra (1 credit)

Spring Orchestra Concert

The Connecticut College orchestra welcomes students from all majors. We perform standard orchestral repertoire as well as newer works and chamber music. We frequently collaborate with the choir, as well as with ensembles outside of campus.

In addition, our resident world-class faculty soloists are regularly invited to work with the orchestra in sectional rehearsals, and they also perform with us. Students have the opportunity to study privately with these renowned faculty members every semester, free of charge, thanks to the Jack Niblack ’98 Music Lessons Fund.

For more information, please contact Shou Ping Liu, director.


Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)

Jazz in the Courtyard

The Jazz Ensemble performs works for big band instrumentation as well as smaller combos. We welcome instrumentalists as well as jazz vocalists.

For more information, contact Gary Buttery, director.



Connecticut College Singers (1 credit)

Spring Choral Concert

The Connecticut College Singers is a mixed ensemble of approximately 25-40 members and is open to all students, faculty, and staff by placement audition.  This ensemble focuses on developing the fundamentals of singing and artistry through a diverse repertoire from the medieval period to the 21st century. CC Singers perform one or two concerts each semester, participate in community events, and engage in outreach performances.

For more information, please contact Shou Ping Liu, director.


Chamber Music (1 credit)

Chamber Ensemble

Chamber music groups are organized each semester according to student interest and teacher availability. These include string quartets, string trios, woodwind quintets, saxophone quartets, classical and rock guitar ensembles, and the like.

For more information, please contact Midge Thomas, music department chair. 


Musical Theater Ensemble (1 credit)

A musical theater ensemble is offered every spring semester leading to the production of a musical by the theater and music departments.  Recent productions include Into the WoodsThree Penny Opera, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Cradle Will Rock.

For more information, please contact Midge Thomas, music department chair.