Arts & Student Publications

Performing Arts Organizations

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.
Comprised of 40 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.
Poets are invited to share their truths by showcasing powerful messages in spoken word thus changing their communities. The team competes nationally but all interested individuals can participate in workshops and showcases.
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 the growth of student leadership through student-led rehearsals.
The Bollywood dance fusion team is part of Masala SACE (South Asian Culture Exchange) and is highlighted at many campus events. Tryouts occur in the fall and practices are held weekly. 
Ophelia Productions seeks to allow a platform for passionate filmmakers to ue advanced filmmaking equipment and techniques to produce a visual story. The group works closely with the Center for Digital and Visual Literacy. 
Sigma Alpha Iota music service fraternity is an organization that promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. Newly organized, the Gamma Eta chapter sponsors informal and formal recitals featuring students in the music department and its members serve where they are needed as stage managers, ushers, and door monitors. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships and awards in many areas and at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of important connections. To be a member, you must be enrolled in or have taken at least one music class and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
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.
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. 
The Agnes Scott College music department sponsors a number of the instrumental ensemble: the ASC Community Orchestra, String Chamber Ensemble, Keyboard and Winds Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and World Percussion Ensemble.
Studio Dance Theater (SDT), the student performing dance ensemble at Agnes Scott, is a company of dancers who perform on campus, in the Atlanta area and represent the college at the American College Dance Association annual conference.  Performers are required to train in technique classes at Agnes Scott but do not have to be majors or minors in Dance.  Each semester SDT presents a concert that highlights the dancers versatility in movement, while engaging audiences with choreography that is collaborative, interdisciplinary and that exposes social challenges.  Admission is by audition.  Auditions for SDT are held at the beginning of each fall semester. 

Student Publications 

Aurora is the Agnes Scott literary magazine. The magazine is published once a year and includes student poetry, prose, and artwork. In the past, the magazine has also considered publishing musical compositions. Copies of previous year's publications are available in the Center for Student Involvement.
Bring Radio encourages student creativity by promoting and broadcasting student-generated content including podcasts.
Her Campus is an online media format adopted at many colleges and universities. National, state, local and campus news stories are featured.

The Profile, the college's independent student newspaper, is published twice per semester during the academic year. All students interested in writing, photography, editing, layout and design, cartoons, advertising or circulation are encouraged to join the staff.

Contact: profile@agnesscott.edu. 

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