Music

Music ensembles at Fitchburg State University provide performance opportunities in concert band, jazz band, orchestra, and choir to students of all levels of ability whether or not enrolled in a music minor. The ensembles are open to staff, alumni, and community members. All groups are devoted to the performance of quality repertoire with high standards of musicianship. Ensembles perform typically two or three concerts each semester, on and off campus.

Foundation Music Lesson Program

Lessons are offered in 10-week and 14-week segments and begin mid-September for the fall term and late January or early February for the spring term.  Lessons are also offered in 5-week segments during the Summer I and Summer II terms, following the university schedule.  More details are available in our handbook and will be provided to you once your registration is complete.  Lesson times are scheduled on an individual basis with the instructor.  The Foundation Music Lesson Program is open to faculty, staff, and students at Fitchburg State as well as community members of all ages and abilities.  All lessons are held in the Conlon Fine Arts Building. See right-hand column for more information.

Facilities

PRACTICE ROOMS are equipped with Boston pianos or Yamaha digital pianos, and are located in the Conlon Fine Arts building. Four Wenger soundproof rooms are can be found on the second floor in room CNFA 264. Four additional practice rooms (CNFA 153-56) are located on the first floor to the left as you enter through the main entrance of the Conlon building. Practice room hours are from 8 am to 9 pm. OneCard swipe access is required for the Wenger practice rooms; see Humanities department secretary in CNFA 263.

PIANO/MIDI LAB is equipped with seven Yamaha digital piano keyboard stations, a Yamaha synthesizer, notation, sequencing, editing, and theory software. It is located in room 261 Conlon Fine Arts building. Class Piano and Music Technology students get priority usage, but it is open to the campus community.

Hours are from 8 am to 9 pm. OneCard swipe access is required from the Humanities department secretary in CNFA 263.

KENT RECITAL HALL is equipped with a Steinway B grand piano and seats approximately 300 people. WESTON AUDITORIUM is also equipped with a Steinway B grand piano and is our largest recital space on campus.