“The MIT mission is to serve humanity, and the arts provide
a powerful way for our students to grow in knowledge and
understanding of the human condition.”
— Marcus Thompson, Robert R. Taylor Professor of Music
Explore the collection
The Listening Room is an online collection of music composed and/or performed by MIT’s renowned Music faculty and extraordinary student-musicians—many of whom are selected to study in MIT's conservatory-level Emerson Scholars Program. The 64+ current recordings are presented in four musical categories — Classical, Jazz, World, and Faculty Opus. These recordings exemplify the arts at MIT, which are rooted in experimentation, excellence, and imaginative problem-solving.
To explore the collection, click any of the four channels above, or on the Listening Room channel links on the navigation bar to the left.
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Birk's Works, by Dizzy Gillespie, MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble play
In Praise of MIT, by John B. Wilber '22, Arranged by John Harbison play