Music at Davidson

We teach students how to think, create, perform, and communicate, and to do so in a critical, expressive, and articulate manner.

We do this by offering a stylistically and culturally diverse curriculum that provides challenging encounters with the multifaceted perspectives inherent in the study of music. The department also provides cultural enrichment for the college community through performances, lectures, and master classes. In all of our endeavors, we seek to instill passion for music, music making, and its reception.

The Music Department is proud of its various ensembles.

Chorale & Concert Choir

The Concert Choir and Chorale carry on that proud tradition of excellence. Listen to some recent performances of the Davidson College Concert Choir and Chorale.

Symphony Orchestra

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of approximately fifty-five student musicians. These students, originating from Georgia, Colorado, New York and more than ten other states and countries, reflect the diversity of the Davidson student body. Not only are the members diverse in their backgrounds, but they are diverse in their interests and career pursuits as well.

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Music Events

Music presents more than 50 events annually in support of the academic curriculum and arts culture on campus. Performances include those by world-renowned artists as part of the Concert Series as well as faculty-led student ensembles.

Performance & Events Calendar

Davidson College Jazz Ensemble in Concert

The Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned "big band" of approximately 18 musicians. The group rehearses and performs throughout the year.

DCSO in Concert

A community favorite, the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra performs to sold-out crowds during the annual Holiday Gala.

Student Using Electronic Music Equipment

The curriculum provides challenging encounters with the multifaceted perspectives inherent in the study of music.

Music Department Events

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