The Music Department at Wellesley College fosters an environment in which students can combine serious musical study with the depth and richness of a traditional liberal arts curriculum.

Women may choose to focus their major or minor on performance, music history, theory, jazz, ethnomusicology, or composition. All studies are directed by a dedicated and diverse faculty of widely recognized scholars and performers.

Course offerings are designed to meet a broad range of musical interests. Past topics have included Electronic Music, Composition, African and Caribbean Music, Music and Poetry of the Art Song, Chopin’s Genius, and Gender and Sexuality in Music.  Please see the major and minor requirements information for a comprehensive description.

The performance program at Wellesley College is an important component of the music department, giving students the opportunity to take instrumental or vocal private instruction as well as participate in one or more of the seven department ensembles.

The Music Department is situated in the Jewett Arts Center at Wellesley College.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department of Music
Jewett Arts Center
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Tel: 781.283.2077 
Fax: 781.283.3687


Claire Fontijn


Marion Dry
Director of the Music Performance Program


Magdalen Christian
Music Program Coordinator


Isabel Fine
Concert Manager