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.

Events at a Glance

Music

Senior Recital

Harkness Chapel

March 2, 2018

Katie Soricelli, flute

Free Admission

onStage Guest Artist Series, Music

Martha Redbone – ‘Bone Hill: The Concert’

Evans Hall

Friday, April 6, 2018

“Bone Hill: The Concert” is inspired by Martha Redbone’s own life and the women who came before her; the lives of the Bone family members are told in songs that span a swathe of American music with a parallel history. In this song cycle, Redbone becomes the characters from four generations of a family in the hills of coal-mining Appalachia, and the musicians are the townsfolk. In telling their stories, the audience is taken on an epic, unexpected American exploration of family, history and cultural identity. The music is radically wide-ranging, from traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies to bluegrass and blues, country, gospel, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues, and funk.

Tickets: $22; Seniors: $20; Students: $11 (General Admission)

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Music

Senior Recital

Harkness Chapel

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Yi Xie, flute

Free Admission

Music

Faculty Recital: Brahms Evening

Evans Hall

Friday, April 13, 2018

Featuring works by Johannes Brahms.

Theodore Arm, violin; Christine Coyle, cello; Maksim Ivanov, baritone; Kelli O’Connor, clarinet; Kumi Ogano, piano.

Tickets: $10; Seniors: $5; Students: $5; CC Students, Faculty & Staff: Free (General Admission)

Music

Senior Recital

Fortune Hall

Aidan Gorrell, baritone

Free Admission

Music

Senior Recital

Harkness Chapel

Friday, April 27

Stephanie Foster, soprano

Free Admission

Music

Senior Recital

Fortune Hall

Clare Loughlin, piano

Free Admission

Music

Camel Heard and Chorale Annual Spring Concert

Harkness Chapel

Monday, April 30

Wendy Moy, director

Tickets: $5; Seniors: $3; Students: $3; CC Students, Faculty & Staff: Free (General Admission)