We support a wide range of musical styles and encourage all students interested in making music to join us in a class or an ensemble appropriate to their level.
Explore jazz harmonic and improvisational practice from both the theoretical and the applied standpoint, building toward a performance at the end of the semester.
Develop skills that lead to a greater understanding of sound in theatre, media, and everyday life and explore the fundamentals of audio production and acoustics.
Develop new performance practices drawn from American and European experimental musics, approaches to post-1965 jazz improvisation, and several musical traditions that use improvisation.
Whether singing is your passion, or composing, or playing the violin or saxophone, or producing beats and rapping, or writing about music, Amherst is home to many musical opportunities. If you can imagine it, then you can do it.