Music

Music connects the past to the present, communicating between and across cultures. Our department offers a program exploring the history, theory, literature, performance, and cross-cultural study of music. Majors, minors, and students with a passion for music are active performers, scholars, leaders, and creators of music. A faculty of national and international standing encourages students to unite their technical development with a broadening of intellectual horizons, sharpening of critical skills, and an awareness of the role of music in communities both local and global.

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Music

Music connects the past to the present, communicating between and across cultures. Our department offers a program exploring the history, theory, literature, performance, and cross-cultural study of music. Majors, minors, and students with a passion for music are active performers, scholars, leaders, and creators of music. A faculty of national and international standing encourages students to unite their technical development with a broadening of intellectual horizons, sharpening of critical skills, and an awareness of the role of music in communities both local and global.

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Upcoming Events (6)

Canceled: CANCELED: Shell Shaker Opera

Fri, Feb 24, 2023 8pm to 9:30pm

This event has been canceled. Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra is proud to work with the Five College Native American and Indian Studies Program and the Mellon Foundation to present Jerod...

Abbey Memorial Chapel, Main Chapel

The Big Broadcast!

Sat, Mar 4, 2023 2pm to 3:30pm

Created and directed by Mount Holyoke College music faculty member Mark Gionfriddo, The Big Broadcast! is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio variety show featuring the Jazz Ensembles of MHC (Big...

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

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The Big Broadcast!

Sat, Mar 4, 2023 7:30pm to 9pm

Created and directed by Mount Holyoke College music faculty member Mark Gionfriddo, The Big Broadcast! is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio variety show featuring the Jazz Ensembles of MHC (Big...

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

$10-20

Funmilayo - An African Opera for Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra

Sat, Apr 8, 2023 8pm to 9:30pm

Funmilayo (an opera for chorus, soloists, and orchestra) by Bode Omojola (music) and Doyin Aguoru (libretto) The opera focuses on the life of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978), a Nigerian pioneer...

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Funmilayo - An African Opera for Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra

Sun, Apr 9, 2023 3pm to 4:30pm

Funmilayo (an opera for chorus, soloists, and orchestra) by Bode Omojola (music) and Doyin Aguoru (libretto) The opera focuses on the life of Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti (1900-1978), a Nigerian pioneer...

Mary Woolley Hall, Chapin Auditorium

Spring Jazz Concert: "Going Places!"

Sat, Apr 22, 2023 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Spring Jazz Concert: “Going Places!” Just a few weeks before students travel back home all around the world, the Jazz Ensembles of MHC (Big Band, Chamber Jazz, and Vocal Jazz) perform their final...

Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch Auditorium

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Recent Events

Shared Student Recital #3

Tue, Dec 13, 2022 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Come join students as they perform works featuring a variety of genres and instruments! This event is the third and final concert of our Shared Student Recital series.

Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch Auditorium

Collegium

Sat, Dec 10, 2022 4:30pm to 8:30pm

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The Five College Collegium is the flagship ensemble of the Five College Early Music program. Directed by Michael Barrett, Collegium rehearses and performs music from the vast and varied repertory...

Abbey Memorial Chapel, Main Chapel

Shared Student Recital #2

Thu, Dec 8, 2022 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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Come join the Music department in our second shared recital as students perform a wide variety of works and genres. You'll hear from students of all ages on piano, flute, voice, and much more! This...

Pratt Music Hall, Warbeke Room

Flute Choir Concert

Wed, Dec 7, 2022 6pm to 7pm

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Under Alison Hale's 20-year direction, the Mount Holyoke Flute Choir culminates with a concert in Pratt Hall's McCulloch Auditorium.

Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch Auditorium

The Five College West African Ensemble Concert

Tue, Dec 6, 2022 8pm to 9:30pm

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The Five College West African Music Ensemble, directed by Faith Conant, focuses on music from the Gbe-speaking people of southern Togo, Ghana, and Benin, played on authentic instruments (drums,...

Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch Auditorium

Boston Camerata

Mon, Dec 5, 2022 7pm to 8pm

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Transcendent Christmas music, featuring a superb all-female ensemble of voices and instruments. The sounds of Christmas spirituality from Medieval France, Italy, England, and Provence, including...

Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch Auditorium

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