Get out there and play!

For more than two decades, the Community Service / Music to Go program has taken live music into schools, hospitals, retirement homes, children's facilities, and other places where people of limited means and mobility are seldom reached. This initiative is the embodiment of art knowing no bounds.

Totaling over 350 performances each year, this program gives a taste of the performing musician's life, feeding students the opportunities they need to succeed. Student musicians are always in demand to perform at private functions throughout the year, running the gamut from weddings to corporate celebrations or graduations.

The Music to Go office is also an excellent resource for other employment as listings for teaching and performing jobs are regularly posted.

Participant Information

In order to become a participant, you must pass an audition. Students accepted into the Music to Go program are automatically accepted into the Community Service class and are eligible for paid gigs. Those accepted will be required to complete four community service visits each semester on a pass/fail basis. Attendance at seminars featuring guest outreach educators is required. Accepted students will receive more information about community service scheduling and Music to Go compensation.

Audition Requirements:

Auditions are held in the fall. Returning students will receive an email from the program director to sign up for an audition time on August 21, 22, or 23. New students eligible for the program will be able to sign up during orientation. Students should prepare any solo of choice or two contrasting solos. Sight-reading may be required for instrumentalists. If a style other than classical is available (jazz, Latin, musical theater, pop/rock, fiddling, singing pianist, singing guitarist, other) please prepare one of your selections in this style as well. We are also interested in anyone who plays the saxophone, accordion, sitar, bagpipes, or any other alternative instrument. The audition is not open to freshmen, sophomores, classical-only double bass players, classical-only percussionists, or harpists/bassists/percussionists who lack access to a car.

  • Rachael Smith

    Director of Community Engagement

    Library Room 622, Professional Development and Engagement Center