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Performance Opportunities

Babson Blues Project
Contact: Steve Marchand
The project consists of a group of dedicated musicians that focus on rock/blues. Rehearsals will be a couple of times a month, and may lead to the scheduling of additional performances. This project is open to the entire Babson/Wellesley/Olin community.

Babson College Radio
Contact: Eduardo Padial
Advisor: Steve Marchand
This student-run radio has the capability to run 24/7 online. Shows range from talk shows to playlists. If you are interested in hosting your own show, contact Eduardo Padial for more information.

Babson Jazz Collective
Contact: Clayton DeWalt 
 
Under the professional direction of jazz bandleader Joe Brogan. Minimum of one weekly two-hour rehearsal and two performances each semester. Open to everyone in the Babson/Olin/Wellesley community. All instruments are welcome.
 
Contact: Sarah Noh

The Rocket Pitches is the audition-based a capella group at Babson College, consisting of males and females. They arrange their own music and perform current/popular pop songs at various events. The Rocket Pitches brings together singers at Babson College who enjoy performing and sharing their vocal abilities. Rehearsals for Fall 2013 will take place on Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm.

Olin CheeriOs
Contact: Molly Farison
The Olin CheeriOs is a new version of the a capella group. It is currently composed of all Olin students and one Babson student. They are always happy to welcome any more Babson students that would like to join!

Olin Conductorless Orchestra
Contact: Diana Dabby
Olin Professor Diana Dabby leads the Olin Condustorless Orchestra with experience as a concert pianist and soloist of New York's Weill (Cernegie) Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Hungary and Hong Kong, as well as chamber musician and compower for Boston's Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. The Olin Conductorless Orchestra is an ensemble, minus conductor, featuring instrumentalists in leadership and collaborative roles.

Olin PowerChords
Contact: olinpowerchords@gmail.com
Th
e Olin PowerChords is the competitive a capella group at the Olin College of Engineering. They currently make up over 5% of the student body at Olin. Since their start in 2007, their talent has increased each year and are always looking forward to welcoming new members. If you would like to join or learn more about this organization, please send an email to te address above.

Olin Rock Orchestra
Contact: Travis Lewis
The Olin Rick Orchestra is composed of many Olin College of Engineering students that enjoy playing rock music for fun. However, they welcome any Babson students that wish to join and play along with them.  

Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra
Contact: Neal Hampton
Auditions to the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra are held at the start of each semester. Interested musicians should email Neal Hampton, conductor of the orchestra, to set up an audition date and time. For the audition musicians should prepare two contrasting selections - a half-page to a page of each. Include a first movement of a classical sonata or concerto, something in a medium to fast tempo that shows the ability to play steadily.

Resources

Clayton Dewalt, Director Babson Jazz Collective

 Trombonist Clayton DeWalt began touring and recording at age 15.  With a knack for flexibility and nuance, he has made a career of excelling at a wide range of musical styles: from South African pop, blues, R&B and classical chamber music, to salsa.  Balkan brass, jazz, reggae and folk.  Performing in venues ranging from  Lincoln Center to the Monaco Opera House, he has worked with a variety fo talented artists, such as Toshiko Akiyoshi, Nancy Wilson, John Brown's Body, Robin McKelle, Cecil McBee, The York Voices, the Gene Krupa Orchestra, The Temptations, and Regis Philbin. As an educator Mr. DeWalt is a resident artist at the Conservatory Lab Charter School. He also teaches music in the Lincoln Public Schools, Babson College, and maintains a private studio.  Clayton holds a B.S. in Music Education from Slippery Rock University, a M.M. in Jazz Studies from the New Conversatory and is currently pursuing his D.M.A. in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory of Music

Rethink Music​
Rethink Music was a solutions-focused event with workshops, presentations, and panels designed to transform tomorrow's music industry. Click here for more information.

Sibelius
If you would like to install Sibelius 6 click here for instructions: Installing Sibelius. It is used by composers, arrangers, performers, music publishers, teachers and students, particularly for writing classical, jazz, band, vocal, film and television music. In addition to editing and printing scores, Sibelius can also play music back using high-quality sounds, scan and import printed scores for editing, and publish scores for others to access via the Internet and iPads.

Music Lessons
If you are interested in taking music lessons at Wellesley College email Marion Dry.

Piano Practice Rooms
For more information on pianos located around the Babson campus, click here.
Note that the Piano Practice Room Agreement must be signed at the Sorenson Offices before access is granted.

String Instrument Rentals
For more information on string instrument rentals click here

Band and Orchestra Instrument Rentals and Purchase
These are some reasources for instrument rentals.

Click here for more information on Rayburn.

Leonards Music
128 The Great Road
Bedford, MA 01730
Phone: (781) 271-1189
info@leonardsmusic.com

Johnson String Instrument
11 John Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
Phone: (617) 964-0954
info@johnsonstring.com