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Information sessions for Music Department Ensembles Fall 2014

  • Sunday, August 31, 1:00 pm: Lyons Hall 423
  • Sunday, August 31, 3:00 pm: Lyons Hall 423
  • Monday, September 1, 1:00 pm, Lyons Hall 423
  • Sunday, September 7, 2:00 pm: Lyons Hall 423

Auditions for Ensembles Fall 2014

  • Boston College Symphony Orchestra: September 8-11 Sign up for an orchestra audition online.
  • Chamber Music: September 3, 5, & 7 Sign up for a chamber music audition online. Students interested in chamber music must attend an information session
  • University Chorale: For returning members: September 2nd & 3rd 1-5 p.m and 4th 1-3 p.m.; For new prospective members: September 7, 8, 9, & 10, 2-6 p.m.; Lyons 4th floor; no sign-up
  • BC Flute Ensemble: September 8, 8-9:30 p.m.; Lyons 423; Please prepare 2 contrasting selections to play, demonstrating both lyrical & technical skills, 3 major scales of your choice, and chromatic scale demonstrating range.  Please contact the director Judy Grant to request an audition time: jeg1245@aol.com
  • Popular Styles: Interested students should attend the first class
  • Improvisation: Interested students should attend the first class

Lesson Registration Fall 2014

Click here to complete our lesson sign-up survey.

The lesson survey will close on September 10, 2014. Students will be enrolled in courses after the first day of class by the Music Department. To make any changes to registration, please contact the Music Department.


Department and Faculty News

Boston College to Attract International Musicology Scholars for July Conference

An international group of musicologists will convene at Boston College to discuss the sonic cultures of Early Modern Catholicism (c.1500–1750). 
Scholars from nine different countries will demonstrate the unique insights that can be gained about Early Modern Catholicism from the study of music and sound. 
Keynote addresses will be offered by John O’Malley, S.J. (Georgetown University), and Robert L. Kendrick (The University of Chicago).
The conference will also feature a round table (chaired by T. Frank Kennedy, S.J.) concerning the role of the Jesuits and their networks in the creation of Catholic soundscapes.

More information on the conference.

What's New in the Music Department

In the past year we've celebrated our 25th anniversary as a Department, performed together at Jordan Hall in a concert celebrating BC's susquecentennial, and congratulated alumni on their accomplishments as future scholars in top graduate programs in music and the humanities! Learn more about the past year!

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The University Chorale in rehearsal.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 22
8:00 p.m. - Gasson Hall, Room 100
Fall for Jazz: Horace Silver Meets Pixinguinha
Faculty Jazz Concert – Tom Lee, flute, Brad Hatfield, piano,
Gustavo Assis Brasil, guitar, John Lockwood, bass

Monday, September 29
7:30 p.m. - Gasson Hall, Room 100
Faculty Chamber Music Concert – Works of Mozart, Schumann, and Kurtag
Leah Kosch, piano, Yhasmin Valenzuela, clarinet, Lilit Muradyan, viola

Monday, October 6
7:30 p.m. - Gasson Hall, Room 100
Visions of the Silk Road: A Night of Persian Music
Amir Hosein Pourjavady
Sponsored by the Islamic Civilizations and Societies Program and the Music Dept.

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