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.
Jazz Theory and Improvisation I
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.
Improvised Music: Spectrum, Theory, and Practice
Develop new performance practices drawn from American and European experimental musics, approaches to post-1965 jazz improvisation, and several musical traditions that use improvisation.
In Rehearsal: The Amherst College Concert Choir with the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble
September 27, 2019
On the eve of the Kaleidoscope Vocal Ensemble’s Sept. 19, 2019, debut performance at Amherst College, the octet rehearses the final movement of Musikalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672) with the Amherst College Concert Choir. Directed by Arianne Abela.