Have the time of your musical life performing instrumental and vocal jazz with BC bOp! This exciting and versatile ensemble performs every variety of jazz imaginable from traditional big band charts to modern. 

BC bOp!’s instrumental and vocal resources allow the ensemble to create a broad and engaging variety of sound to please everyone from the casual listener to the jazz connoisseur. Membership in BC bOp! is determined by competitive auditions, held in the first week of the academic year.

We perform big band standards, contemporary jazz, Latin charts, funk tunes, and pop hits up to 10 times each year and never on the same stage! Special events include an annual (sold-out) showcase, area jazz nights, a Christmas Concert, and a jazz immersion trip.

Instrumentalists rehearse on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15–6:30 p.m.

Vocalists rehearse on Wednesdays from 7:00–9:00 p.m., Thursdays from 4:15–6:30 p.m., and Fridays from 4:00–6:00 p.m. Vocalists receive a small stipend.


Seb Bonaiuto

Director of Bands

For more information, email bonaiuto@bc.edu.

Karen Sayward

Vocal Director

For more information, email saywardt@bc.edu.


Information Session: Monday, August 31 at 6:00 p.m.

Instrumentalist Auditions:

2019–2020 Audition ScheduleMandatory Reading Session: Tuesday, September 1 from 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Individual Auditions: Sunday, September 6 from 4:30–8:00 p.m.

Audition music will be distributed at the Reading Session. Nothing to prepare in advance.

Vocalist Auditions:

Solo Auditions: Thursday, September 3 from 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Callback Rehearsal: Friday, September 4 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Final Auditions: Monday, September 7 from 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Please prepare a short solo for the solo audition. Final audition music will be distributed at the Callback Rehearsal.

*Attendance at both the reading session and individual audition is required for membership. Audition music includes excerpts distributed at the reading session and sight reading. A prepared piece is not necessary.

All auditions are held in the Band Room in Conte Forum. Please call the Band Office at 617–552–3018 for information.


Nate Victor of BC bOp! performs at the Robsham Theater.