While the MIT Music & Theater Arts Events Office has a small inventory of instruments available for loan to students who participate in MTA performance ensembles, it is highly recommended that you bring your own instrument to MIT. Our instrument collection includes mostly woodwind and brass instruments and double basses. Our ensembles have access to an array of large and small percussion instruments, including timpani and a variety of mallet instruments. We do not own violins, cellos, or a harp. If necessary, arrangements for rental can be made with area companies and retailers. To request an instrument loan, please fill out this form. A member of the Events Office staff will contact you to let you know if an instrument is available or not.



A limited number of Instrument lockers are available to students participating in MTA performance ensembles. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To request a locker, please fill out this form. If a locker is available for your instrument, you will receive an email confirmation with your assignment.