Instrumental Groups

Grab your violin, oboe, or drum and come join one of these instrumental groups! Or head up to the tower in Green Hall with the Carillonneurs and learn to play the bells!

  • Aiko

    Aiko, Wellesley College's taiko group, is a musical performance student organization which seeks to promote sensibility of Japanese culture in the Wellesley and Greater Boston area, explore traditional ethnic music and dance, and form a solid, supportive taiko community on campus through performing and teaching taiko.  Facebook Page

  • Blue Jazz

    Founded in 1990, Wellesley BlueJazz is the faculty-directed instrumental jazz ensemble of Wellesley College. As members of Wellesley BlueJazz, students become familiar with the work of the jazz greats: Monk, Mingus, Ellington and  many others. Students are encouraged to solo and develop fluency in jazz improvisation.  Wellesley BlueJazz performs frequently on the Wellesley Campus and presents joint concerts with other groups from Wellesley and colleges in the Boston area.

  • Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra

    The Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra is comprised of students, faculty, staff and associates of Brandeis University and Wellesley College. Following successful collaborations in recent years, the orchestras at each institution formally united in the Fall of 2002 under the direction of Neal Hampton. By sharing talents and resources, the BWO provides unique creative opportunities for the communities at both institutions.

  • Chamber Music Society

    Founded in 1958, Chamber Music Society (CMS) provides instrumentalist and vocalist students with an opportunity to prepare and perform works for small ensembles. Each chamber group performs on one of several concerts held at the ends of each semester. CMS’s mission is to expose students to a rich repertoire of chamber music and a variety of ensemble experiences. With the help of our extraordinary faculty, we aspire to create an enriching experience for all participants. Facebook Page Link

  • Fiddleheads

    The Fiddleheads are a student-run ensemble dedicated to learning and performing traditional and modern music from the Celtic isles. They are open to any interested musician without audition. They perform a few times a semester as well as take every opportunity to attend events and concerts in the Boston area.  Visit us on Facebook


  • Guild of Carillonneurs

    The Wellesley College Guild of Carillonneurs carries on the tradition of bell-ringing in Galen Stone, which has continued since the 1930s when the carillon was first installed. The Guild of Carillonneurs is a musical performance group that teaches students to play and perform on the carillon in Galen Stone Tower. Our group aims to share the music of the carillon with the Wellesley community, and to do so we provide students the chance to perform concerts. Facebook Page

  • Yanvalou

    Yanvalou Drum & Dance Ensemble is a folkloric group that performs the traditional music and dance of Africa as it exists today in Haiti, Brazil, and Ghana among other countries of the African diaspora. Students learn and perform the movement, rhythm, song, and folkloric tales that are part of these rich traditions in an ensemble that is unique in the Boston area. Facebook Page