Orientation Week Schedule

The Music Department is eager to meet all of the musicians and music lovers in the class of 2017!

Many of you will want to take lessons, join an ensemble, and/or take a music course. Here is a guide to the steps you need to take during Orientation Week to get started in music at Wellesley.

Orientation Week in the Music Department
Information Session
Tuesday, August 27 at 4:00pm in Jewett Auditorium
We encourage all students interested in music to attend. At this time we will
Out-line the steps you need to take to get involved in ensembles, music lessons and courses at Wellesley. Information materials and sign up sheets for auditions for lessons and ensembles will be available at this event.

Music Theory Placement Evaluation
Wednesday, August 28 in Jewett Auditorium
Administered Twice: 8:00-9:00am and 4-5:00pm
All students wishing to enroll in music courses and/or take
instrumental/vocal lessons MUST take the Music Theory Placement Evaluation. You do not need to have signed-up in advance for the test in order to take it. Information materials and sign-up sheets for auditions for lessons and ensembles will be available at this event.

Auditions for Lessons
Lesson auditions/first meetings take place either during Orientation Week or
the first week of classes. To take lessons, students should:
1) make sure to indicate the instrument/voice you would like to study on the
top sheet of the Music Theory Placement Evaluation, and
2) sign-up for auditions on the sign-up sheets posted on the bulletin boards
or tables outside the Music Department Office.

Auditions for voice and piano (and possibly other instruments) will begin during the latter part of Orientation Week, so it is essential that students wishing to study these instruments sign-up for an audition as soon as possible. Other auditions will take place during the first week of classes.
If there is no sign-up sheet posted, the appropriate faculty member will contact you during the first week of classes to arrange a meeting. (If you are not contacted, please notify Marion Dry, mdry@wellesley.edu on or before Friday, August 30.) Students wishing to take lessons for credit should indicate this at the audition/first meeting, as this option is available only with instructor permission. Complete co-requisite course requirements for lessons are listed in the course catalog.

Advise from the Experts on Advising Day
Thursday, August 29 from 10:00-12:00pm in the
Wang Campus Center

Representatives from all of the Music Department ensembles, the academic faculty and the instrumental faculty will be available to meet you and to answer your questions. This is an excellent time to meet the faculty of the Music Department. Information materials and sign up sheets for auditions for lessons or ensembles will be available at this event.

Ensemble Auditions/Open Houses
Ensemble Audition sign-up sheets and notices about the dates and times of Open Houses are posted outside the Music Department Office in Jewett. It is important that students sign-up for auditions as soon as possible. Most ensembles hold auditions and opening events toward the end of Orientation week and during the first week of classes.

Further information about the musical opportunities offered by the Music Department is available on our Music Dept. web pages at http://www.wellesley.edu/music/performanceprogram/auditions.

If you have questions, please contact:
Marion Dry, Director of the Music Performance Program, mdry@wellesley.edu.
 

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
Chair
cfontijn@wellesley.edu
781.283.2072

 

Marion Dry
Director of the Music Performance Program
mdry@wellesley.edu
781.283.2977

 

Magdalen Christian
Music Program Coordinator
mchristi@wellesley.edu
781.283.2077

 

Isabel Fine
Concert Manager
isabel.fine@wellesley.edu
781.283.2028