Arts & Music


Jennifer Hsiao (Music)

Deborah Palmer (Music)

Jon Palmer (Arts)

MG Prezioso (Music)

Dunster House is proud of our many talented artists and musicians. This page includes the latest information on Arts and Music events at Dunster House. Check back often for updates and information on how you can attend or participate in our many events.


The Dunster House Resident Arts Tutor is Jon Palmer. Feel free to contact him to find out about Dunster and College art programming!


Dunster abounds with music; the House has a long tradition of music-making, and music continues to be an integral part of House life. Many members of the Dunster community are involved in some way with playing, singing, composing, producing, and enjoying live music.

The Dunster Music Tutors are Deborah Palmer, MG Prezioso, and Jennifer Hsiao. Feel free to contact them for more information on Dunster House Music Programming!

Musical events include:

  • Library Concerts: The Library is perfect acoustically and visually for vocal and chamber music, solo recitals, small orchestral performances, and poetry readings. Performers from the House are featured in a special concert at the end of each semester, but we would love to have performances throughout the year. To find an ensemble to perform with, or to put together a library concert, please get in touch with Jennifer Hsiao, Deborah Palmer, or Clare Duncan — the Dunster House Music Tutors.
  • Music Outings: House-sponsored trips to musical performances in the Boston area. Stay tuned for announcements over the house list or email the Arts & Music Tutors with suggestions.
  • Dunster Concert Series: Special performances for the Dunster community. Past presenters have included the Cambridge Chamber Players, violist Edward Gazouleas from the Boston Symphony, and the Low Strung Cellos.

Messiah Sing

The Messiah Sing is an English Language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel. This annual December performance features Harvard student soloists, the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra, and guest conductor Edwin Jones of the Memorial church. The event provides a wonderful opportunity for members of the Harvard, Cambridge, and greater Boston communities to share in an evening of music and celebration. Scores of the music will be available with the audience singing the most popular choruses.  The event is free of charge.

We welcome all to join us for this special Dunster House tradition!