The Department of Music at Gordon is proud to extend its reach beyond our campus in order to enrich the lives of children and families in our community.
A variety of programs are available for community members to take advantage of learning and making music together in a supportive, educational, and inspiring environment. All community programs are led by the highly regarded faculty, staff, and students who strive daily to develop and teach a sense of purpose for why music-making matters.
GORDON COLLEGE CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Open to children in grades 1 - 8 from all communities on the North Shore, we nurture student musicianship, build confidence, and encourage artistic expression through developmentally appropriate vocal instruction. The Children's Choir provides an ensemble experience that allows students to develop musically as individuals while contributing to the joy and artistry of singing together with their peers. Learn more...
MUSIC MANIA CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP
For children ages Pre-K through grade 6; workshop takes place over two consecutive Saturdays each spring. When children are introduced to the world of music-making, they are introduced to a world of possibilities. Music and movement build coordination, language and cognitive skills, social skills, and tools for self expression.
Music Mania encourages students to explore basic concepts such as pitch matching, healthy use of the singing voice, listening, and proper technique for classroom instruments. Activities are presented in fun and exciting ways using children's literature as a theme for games, singing, and instrument exploration. Learn more...
GORDON COLLEGE SYMPHONIC BAND
The Gordon College Symphonic Band, the largest of the Music Department's Ensembles, consists of approximately 70 musicians from the Gordon student body, who are joined by alumni and other members of the local community. The Symphonic Band rehearses once a week and performs four concerts annually. The ensemble plays a variety of literature ranging from standard classic works for band to concert marches and popular melodies.