Performing Arts Groups

Blackfriars, the student theater troupe, was founded in 1915 under the direction of Frances S. Gooch, and claims the distinction of being the oldest producing theater in Atlanta, as well as the oldest organization on campus. Working in close cooperation with the theater faculty of the department of theater and dance, Blackfriars offers students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of production, from performance to technical theater. Blackfriars presents a major production each semester, as well as a production for children and a collection of student-generated productions. All interested students are invited to participate.

Contact: Caitlin White

Collegiate Chorale
Comprised of 30 members, this group gives several concerts each semester. In recent years, these include joint concerts with the Georgia Tech Men's Glee Club. Membership is open to all students by audition.

Contact: Professor Elise Eskew Sparks

Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise is a student organization which expresses a ministry through song in the form of traditional gospel music. Membership is open to all those who enjoy singing praise to God. Two on-campus concerts are performed each year in addition to numerous off-campus performances.

Contact: Professor Nathan Grigsby

Sotto Voce
Sotto Voce is a 7-12-voice, highly selective chamber choir. Any student at Agnes Scott is eligible to audition, but must first audition and be accepted into Collegiate Chorale. Sotto Voce performs an average of 12 concerts per year, some on campus and others in the community. 

Contact: Professor Elise Eskew Sparks

Instrumental Music Groups
The Agnes Scott College music department sponsors a number of instrumental ensemble: the ASC Community Orchestra, ASC Flute Ensemble, Woodwind Chamber Ensemble, String Quartet, Piano Duets, and the Jazz Ensemble, and World Percussion Ensemble.

Community Orchestra and String Quartet
Contact: Professor Dr Qiao Solomon

Flute Ensemble and Woodwind Chamber Ensemble
Contact: Professor Kelly Via

Jazz Ensemble and World Percussion Ensemble
Contact: Professor Emrah Kotan

Piano Duets
Contact: Professor Wooyoung Choi

Studio Dance Theatre
Studio Dance Theater is a performing dance company which acquires a broad understanding of the art of dance through the study of ballet, modern, jazz and tap. Special emphasis is placed on creative studies and principles of composition. Admission is by audition. A dance concert is given four times a year for children, and a formal concert is presented in the spring. At the end of each semester, student works are shown in Feets of Magic. Performances are also given in the Atlanta community throughout the year.

Contact: Bridget Roosa

This extracurricular student-run vocal ensemble is committed to performing solely a cappella music. Luchsingers provides an opportunity for singers to enhance their vocal blending skills and musicality. Luchsingers also provides a space for growth of student leadership through student-led rehearsals.
Contact: Maddye Mitchell
Contact: Carlisa Johnson