The Music Department serves the College and local communities by offering a wide range of public events, featuring professional musicians from our faculty and the international arts world. The public is welcome to attend individual concerts, master classes, lectures in our Music in American Culture Series, and performances in the Ewell Concert Series. Our students also perform regularly - in individual recitals as well as in ensembles - on campus, in the Williamsburg area, elsewhere in the United States, and abroad. Scheduled performances are listed in our Events Calendar.
Our large ensembles include the William and Mary Symphony Orchestra, the Wind Ensemble, the Concert Choir, and the Women's Chorus. Medium-sized ensembles include the Jazz Ensemble, Botetourt Chamber Singers, Appalachian String Band, Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, Early Music Ensemble, Gallery Players, Performance Art Ensemble, and Indonesian Gamelan. In addition, we regularly offer eight to ten other small ensembles, featuring various combinations of string, percussion, and wind instruments.