2017-2018 Amherst College Combo Roster

Camaro Crew

Jake May, Drums
Sarah Montoya, Bass
Diego Ramos-Meyer, Piano
Tristan Whalen, Guitar
Sarah Teichman, Alto Saxophone
Will Fishell, Trumpet
Evan Daisy, Trombone

Mustang Madness

Manny Osulana, Drums
Warren Timothe, Bass
Alden von Ziegesar, Guitar
Avery Farmer, Piano
Bryan Doniger, Saxophones
Juno Son, Trombone


Music 9 and 10 have an end-of-semester recital. Extracurricular chamber groups may also perform in smaller informal recitals on campus.

The Music at Amherst series presents six concerts throughout the academic year, and brings in some of the world's premier artists. Students receive free tickets to these performances. For a full concert schedule, visit the Music at Amherst site.

Amherst College Jazz Combos

The combos are small groups of musicians who are dedicated to studying the great artists of jazz and carrying on their legacy through making innovative journeys into improvisation and small group playing. This prepares the group for life after college by exposing the combo to standard charts, techniques, and theory while encouraging each to create their own sound through tune selection, arrangement and/or use of original compositions.

For more info on each combo, please select from the menu to the left.


Amherst College attracts many of the finest student instrumentalists who are interested in maintaining a balance between serious academics and high standards of musical performance. The instrumental program is designed to offer conservatory-like experiences--both in terms of ambitious repertoire and professional coaching and master classes--while recognizing that most of its students ultimately will be pursuing careers in law, medicine, business, and other professional fields of study.


How do I audition for the Amherst Symphony Orchestra?

Just sign up for a 15-minute hearing during Orientation period on the sign-up sheet in the lobby of the music department. Hearings will be conducted during the last two or three days of Orientation; the times and place may vary from year to year so please consult your Orientation Guide.