Music, Art and Performance
A Cappella Club
The Providence College A Capella Club consists of three groups: Special Guest (all-male), Anaclastic (all-female), and Strictly Speaking (coed). Each year, in addition to their annual Fall, Spring, and Invitational concerts, the groups participate in over a hundred performances combined – from singing the National Anthem at Friars games at the Dunk, to Christmas carols at the annual tree lighting, to entertaining walkers at Relay for Life, and parents on Family Day.
The focus of Art Club is to extend creativity and fun to the PC campus, as well as giving back to the Providence community as a whole. Art Club hosts weekly meetings focused on artistic projects and games. The club has become known for its popular PC Post Secret event where students anonymously mail their secrets for a campus exhibition. The club also hosts a student art show, drawing circle, attends a monthly gallery night in Providence, and encourages students to join in Art and Art History departmental events. The club most prides itself on its involvement with San Miguel school, where a weekly art club is held for the students ages 10-14. Learn more on the Department of Art & Art History’s website.
PC Ballroom Dance Club is an organization dedicated to learning, sharing, experiencing, and enjoying dance from all different styles and cultures! We are open to dancers of all levels and offer free, on-campus lessons taught by our very own Executive Board as well as by local ballroom dance professionals. Some of the dance styles we teach include salsa, bachata, cha cha, waltz, foxtrot, and swing. Ballroom Dance Club sponsors fun-filled events throughout the year and collaborates with the ballroom dance teams of neighboring colleges to create a strong and vibrant network of ballroom dancers.
Do you love music? Do you love to sing? Did you sing in choirs throughout your life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Concert Chorale is the group for you! Concert Chorale is PC’s largest mixed chorus, open to all students with or without choral experience. A wide variety of repertoire is chosen for at least two concerts a semester. Learn more on the Department of Music’s website.
Dance Club is a student run, student choreographed club. Its mission is to extend the art of dance to the entire PC community. No experience is necessary and any PC student is welcome to join. Dance Club offers all styles of dance including, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical and others. Learn more on the Theater, Dance & Film website.
The PC Dance Company has about 25 members and holds auditions each fall at the beginning of the semester. Dance Company members typically dance about 6-8 hours each week, mostly in the evenings. There is a mandatory Company class once each week, and rehearsals throughout the semester. Choreography is done by faculty, guest artists, and students. Although the predominant style of the Company is modern dance, both jazz dance and ballet are also important. Company class is taught by faculty and guest artists, in order to expose students to a range of styles and teaching approaches. Learn more on the Theater, Dance & Film website.
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Footprints Gospel Choir
The mission of Footprints Gospel Choir at Providence College is to uplift, encourage, and enlighten others about the power of the Holy Spirit through the form of music. The choir performs a variety of genres including contemporary gospel, hymns, and spirituals. A guiding principle of the group is to provide an alternative form of praise through energized and interactive concerts, fundraisers, and benefit performances. We believe that with the inspiration of God and the catalyst of song, we all can grow closer to Christ through the creation of a loving fellowship.
An ensemble designed to enhance the reading development and performance of guitar and electric bass players. Styles of music covered will be dependent on students’ declared concentrations. Required for all music majors and minors for whom guitar or electric bass is the major instrument. Open to all guitarists and electric bassists by audition or permission of instructor.
This small auditioned mixed chorus is Providence College’s premiere choral ensemble, used both on and off campus when ambassadors of quality music are needed. Members are drawn from the Concert Chorale, allowing this group to be showcased on tours. This group performs a wide assortment of sacred and secular literature appropriate for the chamber ensemble. Learn more on the Department of Music’s website.
Irish Dance Club
Initiated in 2005, the club continues to grow. In its first two years, the club has approximately 30 members, and over 60 students have participated in events and practices. The club encourages new members to join!
This group performs jazz from the modern jazz period, swing era, bebop era, and other style periods of jazz. Students will be given experiences in stylistic performance of large and small group jazz. Instrumentalists interested in jazz who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or a rhythm section instrument are encouraged to enroll. Other instrumentalists and singers should consult the instructor before enrolling. Students will rehearse regularly and perform each semester. Placement by group audition.
Liturgical Choir is the group of students that sing at the liturgies. There are no auditions. The choir is open to anyone who has the desire to sing for God. Learn more on the Campus Ministry website.
Motherland Dance Group
The Motherland Dance Group is committed to educating students about the history and influence of African dance forms in today’s culture, and its use for social justice throughout the centuries.
This ensemble incorporates musicians who play an orchestral instrument. Previous experience with a string instrument is required. The ensemble rehearses one-and-a-half hours twice a week and will explore a wide range of repertoire for orchestra from baroque to contemporary music. The orchestra will also perform in concerts sponsored by the Music Department during each semester of the academic year. Learn more on the Department of Music’s website.
PC Pep Band
This group performs for athletic and college events and community service performances. Music performed includes popular, jazz, rock, concert, seasonal, and other styles appropriate to these situations. Rehearsals focus on achieving accurate intonation, balance, blend, and other aspects of exemplary ensemble performance. All students with an instrumental background are welcome, placement is by the director. Regular attendance at all rehearsals and all performances is expected.
PC Women’s Chorus
This non-auditioned chorus will meet twice a week and serve as an introduction to choral singing for the beginner as well as serving the more experienced singer interested in examining a variety of musical styles.
The Providence College Photography Club works to engage the student body in a common interest of photography. We welcome all students of every skill level to take part! Our events for the year include a campus-wide scavenger hunt, photography lessons, field trips to scenic destinations, trips to photo galleries, and exhibitions at the end of each semester to display the great photography that the club members have taken.
Six Gents Sketch Comedy Club
Six Gents is Providence College’s only sketch comedy club. Much like the comedic institution of Saturday Night Live, Six Gents is comprised of a company of students who write, rehearse, and perform their own comedic sketches at shows throughout the academic year. These students, who come from all different departments and majors, come together as writers and actors in collaboration with one another to create these shows which strive to present humor that is topical, ridiculous, and most importantly… FUNNY! Auditions are held typically once a semester to recruit new members. Six Gents aims to include students from all over the student population, as diversity is certain to keep the collaborative process exciting and true to life. Our aim is to entertain, and we want everyone to laugh along.
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This band performs serious concert music for wind and percussion including works of the great British and American band composers of the Twentieth Century as well as orchestral transcriptions from the earlier style periods of music. Students will rehearse regularly and perform in concert each semester. Rehearsals will include ensemble development and stylistic performance appropriate to the pieces being performed. Open to all students with a prior instrumental background; placement by director. Learn more on the Department of Music’s website.
Please note – this is an informational listing and an ever-changing work in progress. Please contact the Office of Student Activities & Cultural Programming for more information on any of these clubs/organizations.