Hop Ensembles

Eight dynamic performing groups, led by superb professional artists, offer Dartmouth students the chance to work with outstanding professionals in choral music, jazz, gospel, pop, symphonic music, wind band music and contemporary dance. Hop Ensembles are open by audition to all Dartmouth students, regardless of major.


Auditions for Hop Ensembles are held just before the beginning of the fall term, with winter and spring term auditions scheduled only by arrangement with the ensemble director. Audition requirements differ for each ensemble; please see the ensemble's dedicated webpage for audition information. Questions can be sent to the ensemble directors.

MUS 59

Ensemble Performance and Leadership

Students participating in Hopkins Center music ensembles may enroll in this three-term course to develop additional knowledge and skills in ensemble performance, music history and theory, and organization. Students will work with their ensemble director to create an individual portfolio consisting of musicianship topics taken over three terms of ensemble study. The final grade will be based on demonstrated individual achievement in the chosen topics and in a final project or performance.

Course numbers

  • MUS 59.11-59.13: Coast Jazz Orchestra
  • MUS 59.21-59.23: Dartmouth College Glee Club
  • MUS 59.31-59.33: Dartmouth College Gospel Choir
  • MUS 59.41-59.43: Handel Society of Dartmouth College
  • MUS 59.51-59.53: Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra
  • MUS 59.61-59.63: Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble
  • MUS 59.71-59.73: Dartmouth College Marching Band