Signature Events

Music has always played a central role at Mount Holyoke College. All incoming students learn to sing the Alma Mater with the Glee Club, the Family and Friends concerts are a highlight for visitors to our campus each Fall, while no commencement is complete without the Baccalaureate Concert. Over our almost two centuries of history, the music department has developed unique musical traditions that are now central to campus life. These signature events are the highlight of an ensemble's annual calendar and celebrate through music, the many facets of life at the college.

Family and Friends Weekend Concert
All family members and friends are invited to come to a fun and engaging rehearsal to sing together and learn a combined piece the morning of the concert.
The Big Broadcast!
A re-creation of a live 1940's radio show directed by Mark Gionfriddo featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles.
Mary Lyon Concerts celebrate the work of women and women musicians.
Community seeks divine intervention in the Qkueen Moremi African Folk Opera
Mount Holyoke College and Five College students collaborate with professional musicians and choreographers in operatic adaptations of African Mythology.
Monsters Ball - in costume infront of Abbey Chapel
Monsters Ball is MHC's Annual Halloween dance party!
Signature Events, Vespers
A cherished tradition at Mount Holyoke celebrating light and togetherness on a cold December night.