The Joint Music Program of Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Pitzer Colleges offers many opportunities for music study and performance to music majors and other interested students. The Joint Music Program sponsors three ensembles, the Claremont Concert Orchestra, the Concert Choir, and the Chamber Choir. Qualified student members from all of the Claremont Colleges are welcome to join. The liberal arts ideal of music as an integral part of the general curriculum is evidenced by students receiving academic credit for participation in large music ensembles as well as for applied lessons. Working in a supportive, intimate environment, students find studying and performing music at The Claremont Colleges a stimulating and productive means of personal and artistic fulfillment.
In addition to large ensemble performance courses, the Joint Music Program offers Music 81, Introduction to Music, a music appreciation class which focuses on Western musical traditions, and Music 3, Fundamentals of Music, which covers basic music theory. These courses are taught by Scripps Joint Music professors and associated music faculty, and demonstrate our advocacy of interactive seminar-style teaching.