Ensembles & Performance
The Department of Music at Brown offers a huge array of performing opportunities, all offered for academic credit. Students may choose to join one of the department's many performing groups, including: orchestra, chorus, chamber choir, wind symphony, jazz band, marching band, chamber music ensemble, Ghanaian drumming ensemble, Old-Time string band, Sacred Harp Shape-Note Singing, Electro-Acoustic Improv Ensemble, and Javanese Gamelan. Or, for an additional fee, they may elect to take private lessons through our Applied Music Program. Approximately thirty professional musicians from the greater Boston-Providence area provide weekly instruction in voice, keyboard, and all the wind, string, brass and percussion instruments. Master classes, student recitals, new music concerts, and an annual concerto competition round out a regular roster of concerts. All Brown students are eligible to participate, regardless of their concentration.