Applied Music Study
Unlike the situation at schools with a conservatory or large music department, non-majors at Haverford are allowed opportunities to sing or play in fine ensembles, perform as soloists with one of our choirs or the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra, or even gain experience conducting under the guidance of faculty directors.
Ensemble singing has always been an important part of traditional campus life at Haverford and Bryn Mawr. The bi-college community is home to an unusually large variety of singing groups embracing a wide range of musical styles.
The instrumental music program includes opportunities for music majors and non-majors to perform in Orchestra and Chamber Music ensembles. Students are guided in sectionals and receive coaching by top professional musicians throughout the academic year.
Private piano or other keyboard study may be pursued at Haverford-Bryn Mawr in a number of ways: non-academic, for course credit or masterclasses.
Students who are accepted into a faculty-led program can take partially-subsidized private lessons for one-half graded credit per semester with any teacher in the Greater Philadelphia area whose credentials are approved by the Department of Music.