Join us for Antonio's Pizza at the Music Department's Informational Meeting. Meet the people who make possible the Choral Society, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music, non-Western ensembles, courses, and private lessons. Even if you have never played or sung before, discover how to participate in the college's long tradition of music making, and become a part of our large and diverse community of musicians. Learn, also, how to enjoy the facilities, including practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, and lockers.
Designed for first-year and transfer students, the Orientation Program supports the exploration of a range of academic and co-curricular opportunities available at Amherst. Visit the Orientation website for specifics and a daily calendar of events.
Schubert Sound Installation
August 26–September 28, 2014
In conjunction with the Amherst Schubert Project, the Mead presents a “Schubert Sound Installation” in the wood-paneled Rotherwas Room.
Five speakers, positioned on stands in a large oval configuration, each play one of the five parts of Schubert's Cello Quintet (1828), previously recorded by the Brentano Quartet and Michael Kannen, director of chamber music at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. As listeners move from one speaker to the next, the building blocks of Schubert’s composition can be heard individually, in various combinations or all together.