Music Events

At the core of the Music program's educational training are a wide variety of curricular performances. Many of the performances listed on this page are connected with small ensembles or individual performance study, and are free and open to the public.


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For our Mainstage ticketed events, including band, orchestra, and chorus performances, please visit the Mainstage page.

For NEXT Music Capstone Recitals, please visit the NEXT Exhibition page.



Fall 2021 Performance Season

Fridays @ Five
Fridays, 5 - 6 p.m.

The Corcoran Program of Music's Fridays @ 5 is back in Phillips B120 for Fall with everything from Jazz to Chamber, Electronic to Spoken Word, representing all that we learn together and building community together! It's fun, laidback and popular with faculty, students, alumni, and anyone who drops in! All the cool kids will be there!

Contact: Ann Norton [email protected]



Schedule for Fall 2021
Sept 17, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, 2021;
Jan 28, Feb 4, March 4, April, 2022




Thursday, November 11, 2021
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Hammer Auditorium 500 17th Street, NW

Join us for the first recital of the annual Corcoran Music Festival, featuring Professor Patrick Merrill & Alumna Grace Srinivasan.


Sunday, November 14, 2021
3 – 4:30 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW

The final Concert of the annual Corcoran Music Festival, features the Music Students of GW Corcoran School for the Arts & Design.




Electronic & Computer Music, Fall 2021 Class Concert

Thursday, December 16, 2021
7:30 - 9 p.m.
Corcoran Flagg Building, Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street NW

The students of Electronic & Computer Music present their Fall 2021 Concert- Free!



If you have any questions email [email protected].