Events Info

Here you will find the most up-to-date information about Music Department events.  To confirm dates and locations, to inquire about additional concerts, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact the Department of Music at (207) 798-4141 or


Student recitals may be found at .



Dear Concert Patrons---

It has been way too long since we last welcomed you into our concert spaces at Bowdoin!  We have resumed public concerts this fall with a number of guest artists and most of our usual student recitals and ensemble performances.

There will be one major change to our procedures because of COVID-19: we will be requiring vaccination validation via the smartphone app CLEAR (see info below).  Wearing face coverings when inside campus buildings is currently required.  Concertgoers will not be socially distanced, but room capacities may be lowered.

If there is a COVID outbreak on campus of sufficient concern, we will temporarily discontinue public concerts, and live-stream these events at the originally scheduled times.

This page is devoted to the latest information about Music Department events, including whether or not we can hold public concerts.  It also lists upcoming events, and may be more up-to-date than the online calendar.

Bowdoin will no longer be producing a printed arts calendar, but we expect to have enhanced features on the online events calendar to make it easier for you to connect with the lectures, athletic events, theater and concerts that interest you most.  For the present Music Department concerts will be first-come, first-served with no ticketing.  We may opt to ticket events later in the semester.  All our events are free of charge.

We have missed seeing you at Bowdoin and are looking forward to sharing wonderful music together soon!


Warmest regards,

Delmar Small

Bowdoin College
Department of Music
Fall 2021 Events 

Please check this site shortly before each event to be sure of any changes to the location or status. 


Bowdoin Middle Eastern Ensemble

Eric LaPerna, director
Monday, November 29 at 7:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall 

Bowdoin Chamber Choir

Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall 

The Bowdoin Chamber Choir, under the direction of Jeff Christmas, has been working this semester on rediscovering what it means to sing together after almost two years. This concert will explore the ideas of healing, returning, loss, and more through text and music. Repertoire will feature predominately BIPOC and living composers with arrangements by Marques Garrett, Nancy Hill Cobb, R. Nathaniel Dett, Gabriel Fauré, and the singers themselves.


Bowdoin College Concert Band

John P. Morneau, director
Lest We Forget – Part II
Music Addressing Racism, Racial Events, and the Racial Movement
Sunday, December 5 at 7:00 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall

Bowdoin Symphony Orchestra

George Lopez, director
Tuesday & Wednesday, December 7 & 8 at 7:30 PM
Studzinski Recital Hall




Parking on city streets is available on Park Row and Maine Street.  Visitors may park in the Blue-Designated Visitor/Staff parking lots.  Studzinski Recital Hall is handicapped accessible with a ramp to the lobby door (West side), near the circle on South Campus Drive.  Bowdoin Chapel is handicapped-accessible with a ramp to the south door.

All events are subject to change. To confirm dates and locations, to inquire about additional concerts, or to be added to our mailing list, please contact the Department of Music at (207) 798-4141 or
Bowdoin College Department of Music
9200 College Station, Brunswick, Maine 04011-8492

Signing up for and using the CLEAR app:

You will need to download the app CLEAR (developed by Alclear LLC) onto your smartphone.  Searching for “CLEAR health pass” will locate it quickly. The app will walk you through many steps to create an account: this can be a frustrating and tiresome process.  When asked for organization code, provide “bowdoin”.  You will be asked for your mobile phone number, email address, name, date of birth and zip code.  You will be required to take a photo of your picture ID (such as a driver’s license), take a selfie, create a password and give consent several times for use of the application, use of facial recognition software and access to your personal data.  Once your account is set up, you will need to add your vaccination record in order to create your “Health Pass.”  This can be done by photographing your vaccination card (use a dark background) or by providing info about where you were vaccinated.  You will be asked for the dates and locations of your vaccinations.

It’s a lot of work up front to get set up, but once you have done that, it’s easy.  The registration will be good for any Bowdoin event for the duration of the Fall semester.  Just open the app, tap on the Bowdoin College icon and show the green screen with your name, photo and QR code to the attendant at any public lecture, performance or athletic event.