Performing Arts Groups

performing arts

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.

Collegiate Chorale

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.

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.

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. 

Instrumental Music Groups

The Agnes Scott College music department sponsors a number of instrumental ensemble: the ASC Community Orchestra, String Chamber Ensemble, Keyboard and Winds Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and World Percussion Ensemble.

ASC Community Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble

Keyboard and Winds Chamber Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble and World Percussion Ensemble

Studio Dance Theatre
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.  


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.