Music

Music Department Info Session | Thursday, September 1st | 1-2 pm | Jewett Auditorium

Do you have questions about the music major/minor? Do you have questions about private lesson instruction, or how to register? Do you have questions about being a part of an ensemble? Do you want to enrich your life with music? This Info Session is for you! 

Department Co-Chairs Jenny Johnson and David Russell, Music Performance Program Director Eliko Akahori, and Music Program Coordinator Felicty Salmon will be available to answer your questions in an informal Q&A format. 

We are eager to meet all the musicians and music lovers in the class of 2026!

Thursday, September 1st | 1-2 pm | Jewett Auditorium 

 

 

Music Department Open House | Friday, September 2nd | 10:30am - 12 noon | Jewett Auditorium Foyer

Pop by to meet the faculty and staff of the Music Department! Everyone is eager to meet you and share answers to any questions you may have about classes or ensembles.

We will have tables set up with ensemble information and how to audition, information on classes offered, info on using the practice rooms, a locker sign up for storing your instrument, and so much more! 

Please stop by to say hello and check out everything the Music Dept has to offer! Snacks will be abundant to keep everyone in a festive mood. 

Friday, September 2nd | 10:30 am - 12 noon | Jewett Auditorium Foyer

The Music Department at Wellesley College offers both a highly regarded academic program and a wide range of outstanding performance activities. 

The Music Department offers both a highly regarded academic program and a wide range of outstanding performance activities, providing an ideal environment for students who seek to combine serious musical study with a traditional liberal arts curriculum. For students who wish to undertake focused exploration of music history, theory, composition, ethnomusicology, digital media, experimental music and performance practice, our academic curriculum includes programs for a music major or music minor. For those who wish to expand their knowledge of music without making it a central focus of their college education, numerous course offerings require no special background.

 

Performance Program

All levels of students are welcome, including beginners! If you have any questions about the ensembles, please contact the director(s) of each ensemble. For questions about music lessons, please contact Eliko Akahori, Director of the Music Performance Program, at eakahori@wellesley.edu or Felicity Salmon, Music Program Coordinator, at felicity.salmon@wellesley.eduPlease visit our Performance Program webpages for more information.

 

Private lessons in Classical genres

  • Voice
  • Keyboards: piano, fortepiano, harpsichord, organ, carillon, accordion
  • Strings: harp, violin, baroque violin, viola, cello, double bass, viola da gamba, classical guitar, lute, guzheng
  • Winds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, recorder, saxophone
  • Brass and Percussion: French horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba, percussion, marimba

 

Private lessons in Jazz and World Music genres

  • Voice
  • Keyboards: piano
  • Strings: fiddle, violin, viola, electric & upright bass, guitar
  • Winds and Brass: flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, low brass
  • Percussion: drumset, vibraphone, Caribbean and West African percussion

 

Ensembles

 

For the Concert Series, contact:  Isabel Fine | Concert Series Manager | dfine@wellesley.edu | 781.283.2028