“The professors here have given me the analytical tools to dive into, explore, and understand the music I grew up loving. Learning how to take music apart, examine it structurally and historically, reassemble it with personal flare — that is the true gift we receive as students at Swarthmore.” — Senior
Our vibrant community of performers, creators, and critical thinkers share a passion for expression and exploration.
The Lang Performing Arts Center is a hub of campus artistic activity, frequently — and often simultaneously — hosting dance and drumming rehearsals, gallery installations, readings, film screenings, classes, and performances. It is also home to the List Gallery, which mounts exhibitions of emerging and nationally known artists each year, and is adjacent to the Lang Music Building and its stunning concert hall, private rehearsal rooms, and newly restored pipe organ.