Musicians of all levels of experience and expertise benefit from the unique challenges and rewards of preparing for a public performance. Dickinson offers many opportunities for sharing your love of music, including:

  • Ensemble performances, featuring full length concerts by the choir, jazz ensemble, and orchestra
  • Solo degree recitals for performance majors (given during junior and senior year)
  • Masterclasses and Residencies, in which students share their work with acclaimed artists and receive direct feedback in order to improve their performances/compositions
  • The Graduating Seniors’ Recital, featuring performances by seniors who studied performance while at Dickinson (held during commencement weekend)
  • Noonday Concerts, a series of Thursday concerts featuring performances by students currently enrolled in private lessons
  • Lyric Performance Practicum, staged scenes and songs from opera and musical theatre
  • Chamber Music Concerts, featuring performances by students enrolled in our chamber music program
  • Dickinson College Music Outreach Program (DCMOP), which brings musical performances to area schools and community centers
  • Music festivals and ensembles abroad, including ensembles at our Global Dickinson and Partner Programs as well as opportunities to perform in professional international ensembles and young artist programs.
  • Student Gigs, often in support of Dickinson events or other community celebrations.

“The music department provides so much breadth. I have learnt from our residencies how musicians from all spectrums of the world come together to produce something that is quite marvelous.”

(Noah Davis '20, Music and Psychology)