The music program offers all MIT students (graduate and undergraduate) vocal and instrumental performance options in the areas of classical, jazz and world music. These include: the Symphony Orchestra, a Balinese gamelan (Galak Tika), the Concert Choir, the Wind Ensemble, a Senegalese drumming ensemble (Rambax), the Chamber Chorus, and the Festival Jazz Ensemble. Additionally, the Chamber Music Society offers expert coaching and performance in small, classical instrumental and vocal ensembles, jazz combos and a jazz choir. All these performance groups are led by our select faculty of renowned composers, performers and historians and are available for academic credit, if desired.
If you are interested in private vocal or instrumental study with a Boston-area master teacher, you are encouraged to audition for the Emerson Scholarship Program, which grants financial assistance to enrolled MIT students for private lessons. If you wish to take private lessons and pay for them on your own, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that the faculty may help you find an appropriate instructor.
For the experienced soloist, The MIT Symphony Orchestra sponsors a Concerto Competition that awards the opportunity to perform with the orchestra on one of its concerts.
Pianists at MIT may try out for orchestral parts, audition for the Concerto Competition, participate in chamber music, audition for the Emerson Scholars/Fellows scholarship program for private lessons and perform solo recitals as part of that program. They may also collaborate as vocal or instrumental accompanists via 21M.451 Studio Accompanying for Pianists under the guidance of pianist David Deveau. In addition, pianists may audition for admission into 21M.410 Vocal Repertoire and Performance class offered each spring.
For audition information for all the above-mentioned programs, click here.