Now in its 63rd year, the Washington College Concert Series continues to produce and present the greatest and most diverse examples of music by supporting local, national, and international musicians in their creation of artistic works. Our mission is to provide Washington College students, the Maryland Eastern Shore, and the Delmarva Peninsula with the most exciting and culturally innovative performances that highlight Washington College as a leader in arts education. To support its mission, the Concert Series presents 10-12 concerts annually in the Gibson Center for the Arts, as well as variety of outreach programs throughout Kent County and Queen Anne’s County:
The Premier Artists lineup features performers who are recognized nationally and internationally for their artistic excellence. This Series invites musicians from a variety of traditions, seeking programs that are entertaining, inspiring, educational and intellectually provocative. Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (seniors 65 and over, and WC faculty/staff). Children 18 and under are free. Season tickets are available, as well.
12@Hotchkiss is an afternoon concert series featuring acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region. Concerts are held at 12:00 p.m. on every first Friday of the month (Sep, Oct, Nov, Feb, Apr) in Hotchkiss Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public, and the environment is informal. 12@Hotchkiss is co-sponsored by the Department of Music.
The Music Department presents a variety of student and professional performances, as well as ambitious collaborations between our students and noted soloists. The Music Department supports a variety of chamber music ensembles, world music groups, a Jazz Ensemble, Chorus, Symphonic Band, and String Orchestra.
The Community Outreach Program strives to further enhance the artistic life of our community by providing musical opportunities off-campus. Together with the Department of Music and the SGA clubs, Music Collegium & Musicians Union, the Series coordinates performances in the region’s public schools and supports various non-profit organizations.