Wired Ensemble


Three concurrent streams comprise the Wired Ensemble at Olin College: 
1) composition and performance of original works for instruments and voices;
2) development of a “Composer's Toolkit”; and 3) musical analysis and reflection. 

As composers and performers, students concentrate on instruments, voices, and the symbolic language that brings them to life. They compose music for every family of instruments (woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion), as well as voice and spoken word. The course features biweekly performances of original compositions. Students also have the opportunity to hear their works performed in concert settings by professional and peer musicians with whom they have collaborated. Seminar trips to Boston and New York enable the class to gather musical and inspirational material, in addition to hearing some of the finest orchestral and vocal ensembles in concert. While actively engaged in composition and performance — all geared to an end-of-term production — students examine the worlds of earlier composers in order to provide context for their own lives and work.

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The Olin Wired Ensemble course welcomes all voices and instruments in its performances and practices. Nothing is off-limits!

Programs & Events

Among other venues, Wired Ensemble performs at Olin’s Fall Expo and Candidates Weekends held Feb-March every year.


Wired Ensemble (AHSE1122) is a 4-credit hour AHS Foundation course offered during Fall semester at Olin. Pre-requisite: musical comprehension in one clef, e.g., treble, bass, alto, etc.

Candidates Weekend 3

March 2020

Original composition by Izzy Abilhiera

Candidates Weekend 2 

March 2020

Original composition by Loren Lyttle

Candidates Weekend 2019

March 2019

Original jazz composition by James Ho.

Wired Ensemble Q&A


Q&A session of Wired Ensemble with Professor Diana Dabby. 
Miller Academic Center | Candidates Weekend

Tainted Illusion


By Kayleigh Savill

String Quartet by Molly Grossman 



2009 Wired Ensemble



Getting There by Roberto Santana



OCO Clips 2003-2005

2003 - 2005


2002 Music At Olin

Fall 2002