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Music

The Bowdoin College Music Department offers a wide variety of musical opportunities. Students can major and minor, take lessons, sing in Chorus or Chamber Choir, play in Concert Band, Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, Jazz ensembles, the Middle Eastern Ensemble, or the Afro-Latin Music Ensemble. Students can choose to get credit for almost all lessons and ensembles. Department ensembles all perform at least once a semester, and the Chorus and Chamber Choir each tour about every other year.

 

Visiting Artists

Visiting ArtistsThe School for Improv Music; Roberto Díaz; Mark O’Connor; the Renée Rosnes Quartet; the Lydian String Quartet; the Publick Musick; the Guangzhou (China) Symphony Orchestra; the Eroica Trio; the Ying Quartet; and Kurt Ollmann ’77. In addition to performing, the artists often teach master classes and hold discussions with students.
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Performing Groups

Performing GroupsBowdoin's music ensembles are open to all students by audition, and in any given semester around ten percent of the entire student body participates.


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Calendar of Events

Calendar of EventsAn extraordinary range of performers and performances come to campus every year.  Bowdoin's own performing groups are regularly featured in venues around campus as well. Open to the public; admission free of charge; no tickets or reservations.
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Alumni

Bowdoin Music AlumniMany students double major, and go on to pursue the other major as a profession while still remaining intelligently interested and engaged in music.   A Bowdoin degree in music can also lead to graduate study in music and further work in the field.
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At a Glance  

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Contacts:

  • Department Coordinator:
    Linda Marquis
    lmarquis@bowdoin.edu
    (207) 725-3321
    Fax: (207) 725-3748