About the Department
The Major in Music
The Minor in Music
The Five College Certificate in Ethnomusicology
Performance Ensemebles
Internships & Prizes
Forms & Resources
Visiting Composer
Performance Calendar

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Five College Music

At the Five Colleges, each music department has its own identity, its own range of offerings, and a particular emphasis that sets it apart. A variety of special cooperative arrangements among the departments give students access to their combined faculties, courses, music libraries, and guest artists. Departmental concerts and recitals, coupled with joint concerts and residencies, ensure a lively calendar of musical events and furnish a remarkable array of resources for the study and performance of music of every period and style.

Five College Ethnomusicology

The Certificate Program in Ethnomusicology will provide a coherent framework for navigating course offerings and engaging with ethnomusicologists throughout the Five Colleges. While "music" is the nominal cornerstone of the certificate program, the wide range of topics that appear under the rubric of "ethnomusicology" extend far beyond "music in a cultural context" to include anthropology, history, political science, economics, evolution, science and technology, physiology, media studies, and popular culture studies, among others.

Five College Early Music Program

A faculty of distinguished performers and scholars at the Five Colleges, together with the program director, make it possible for students to participate in a wide variety of experiences in the study and performance of music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Baroque Era.