Music in community.  That is the essence of ensemble music-making at Dickinson College.  The College’s three large ensembles—Choir, Jazz Band, and Orchestra—and our chamber music program present all students, majors and non-majors alike, with joyful opportunities to engage in learning, rehearsing, and performing music with peers, faculty, and community members.

Each large ensemble and most chamber ensembles—such as student jazz combos, piano trios, vocal scenes, and guitar duets—give one performance per semester, free and open to the entire Carlisle community. The College’s ensembles have a loyal and enthusiastic following in the community.

Four semesters of participation in ensembles carries academic credit count toward the arts graduation requirement.  Ensemble music-making is curricular, faculty-led, and student-centered.