The Department of Music provides a creative environment for the study and performance of music with a global perspective, and encourages students to develop skills, expand knowledge, and contribute actively to society as artists and citizens.
We offer a diverse curriculum that engages students in historical and cultural study, as well as analysis, creation, and performance of music.
Our emphasis on global perspective and experiential learning provides opportunities for each student to explore and develop their own musical passions, and to collaborate with peers and faculty in many ways, including through interdisciplinary work, ensemble participation, and independent projects.
African Music and Dance
All Music Department courses, ensembles, lessons, and other activities are equally available to nonmajors and majors alike. The curriculum for music majors offers a balance between thoroughness and flexibility, offering each student a chance to develop areas of strength in the context of a broad liberal arts education.
A wide range of lessons are available—including piano, voice, and most orchestral instruments.
The 100,000-square-foot Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts, known as the MAC, is a hub of arts activity on campus. It’s also home to the Music Department and includes practice rooms, lockers, an electronic music studio, and a 372-seat concert hall.Explore the MAC
Our extensive collection, located in the Davis Family Library, contains reference, CD, book, video, and score collections in the field of music and dance.Our Music Collection
Electronic Music Studio
The electronic music studio, located in the MAC, houses computer workstations with software for the creation of digital music compositions.The Electronic Studio
Chapel Organ and Carillon
The Middlebury Chapel houses a large pipe organ that was constructed by the Gress-Miles Organ Company in 1971, as well as a carillon, assembled in 1915 and enhanced over the years. Both are played regularly and enjoyed throughout the campus.Chapel Instruments
Upcoming EventsSee more
Departments of History of Art & Architecture and Music - Commencement 2023 Reception
Commencement reception for History of Art & Architecture and Music seniors and their families.
Mahaney Arts Center Upper Lobby
Senior Week Choral Concert
The Middlebury College Choir, under the direction of Ronnie Romano ‘20, performs favorite choral selections picked by the graduating seniors. You don’t want to miss this lovely evening where we bid our soon-to-be graduates well and sing our favorite music!
Mahaney Arts Center, Olin C. Robison Concert HallOpen to the Public
Auditions for J-term musical
Preliminary auditions: Sept. 13, 7-10 pm, and Sept. 15, 4-7 pm. Callback auditions, Sept. 17, 1-4 pm. Sign-up sheet will be on the Music Dept. bulletin board. Please contact director Doug Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org), or music director Carol Christensen (email@example.com) with any questions.
Open to Middlebury students only.
Mahaney Arts Center 221