The Music Department owns 39 pianos (which include 28 Steinway grands, two Mason and Hamlin grands, and five Steinway uprights), a harp, a marimba, a wide assortment of modern orchestral instruments. In addition, a large and unusually fine collection of early music instruments is available for use by students.

Of particular interest is the Fisk organ (completed in 1981) in Houghton Chapel, America’s first major instrument constructed after 17th-century German prototypes. The chapel also houses a three-manual Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. Galen Stone Tower atop Green Hall contains a 32-bell carillon.