Composers
Conference
at Wellesley College

Wellesley College

The Conference is located on the campus of Wellesley College in modern, comfortable, and conveniently located accommodations. The air-conditioned Jewett Arts Center has a Concert Hall, 25 practice studios, four large rehearsal rooms, one fully-stocked with percussion gear, and two extensive music libraries. There are 20 grand pianos, two harpsichords. Nearby is the acoustically famous Houghton Memorial Chapel, which houses the Charles Fisk organ, an early seventeenth-century German replica in mean-tone temperament.Only 30 minutes from Boston, the 500-acre Wellesley Campus is a fine example of the famous long-range planning of Frederick Law Olmstead. The open, peaceful country-like setting includes a large natural-spring lake. Swimming, boating, hiking, and tennis are available on campus. New England provides many attractions: restaurants, theaters, and museums in the metropolitan area and beautiful beaches along the coast.

For 2017 program participants, click here for maps of the Wellesley campus entrances.

Room and Board

Each participant is housed at Stone-Davis Dormitory in a single room with shared bathroom facilities, arranged by gender. Bed linens and towels are provided. There are comfortable assembly rooms and large living rooms where nightly get-togethers with program participants, faculty and staff are held, creating a collegial and invigorating atmosphere. Everyone lives and works together in the same place. Housing is available at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 16 through Sunday, July 30 at noon. Three meals per-day at the Lulu Chow Wang Student Center are included. Dining services can accommodate most dietary issues including vegetarian, gluten-free, and other food allergies.