Numerous opportunities exist for Five College students to participate in ensembles and learn instruments and styles from various global music traditions. The list below includes several of the ongoing ensembles related to ethnomusicology in the Five Colleges. Contact the instructor for full details. In addition to those listed below, there are numerous choral groups, orchestras, jazz ensembles, and other ensembles performing within the Five Colleges. Check out all ensembles at the Five College Music website.
Individual lessons and non-ensemble performance: Credit-bearing individual lessons and non-ensemble performance opportunities (i.e. special topics courses or thesis work) in an array of musical traditions and genres are available throughout the Five Colleges. Please consult the course catalog of your home institution and with a member of the Five College Ethnomusicology faculty to find the instructor best suited to your interests.
Appalachian Old Time & Bluegrass Ensembles
Contact: Prof. Rebecca Miller
Irish/Celtic Ensemble, The Wailing Banshees
Contact: Ellen Redman
Contact: Prof. Margaret Sarkissian
West African Drumming
Mount Holyoke College
Contact: Faith Conant