Photos and quotes from BIMA participants.
BIMA’s music program offers training in both choral and instrumental music. Taught by professional faculty, the program offers a completely integrated musical environment stressing musicianship. Each week, BIMA musicians participate in individual and group warm-ups, theory classes by level, ensemble practice, individual practice, and faculty coaching.
We offer ensembles in four genres: Choral, Classical, Jazz, and Pop/Rock.
In addition to the major ensembles, participants from all ensembles will also have opportunities throughout the summer to work together in small, mixed groups of instrumental and choral students, where you will focus on arranging and composition. Opportunities to record your small group and individual work in a recording studio are also available throughout the summer.
Performance opportunities are spread throughout the summer, with a culminating performance at the BIMA Arts Festival. Throughout the BIMA summer experience, you will also have opportunities to participate in workshops with guest musicians and attend world-class musical performances throughout Boston and in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts.
Hear Greg Wall, Jessie Reagen Mann, and Asia Meirovich, Instrumental Music instructors, speak about the instrumental music major: