Davidson College students can choose from many performance groups showcasing dance, comedy, and musical performance in a variety of genres.
Since 1998 Androgyny has been Davidson College's foremost (and only) co-ed a cappella group. Having released two CDs (Everything but the Piano in 2003 and The Acapocalypse in 2006), Androgyny is one of the premier music groups on campus. With a mix of 80's jams, old time rock and roll, and the occasional country or pop hit, Androgyny energizes audiences.
Chorale is the premier choral ensemble at Davidson. The Chorale is a highly select, auditioned choir of 24 singers comprised of students from various academic disciplines. The Chorale performs the standard choral repertoire as well as newly composed and commissioned choral literature. The Chorale tours annually and represents the college on the campus, regionally, and nationally.
This large mixed chorus provides the opportunity for collaboration between Davidson students (Davidson Singers), faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the surrounding community to sing a cappella choral literature and the finest choral/orchestral repertoire with instrumentalists from the Charlotte Symphony and professional soloists from Davidson and around the world
A select student-led ensemble between eight and 16 members drawn from Davidson College Chorale in the Music Department. Collegium specializes in (but is not limited to) music of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. In collaboration with the director of choral activities, students who participate in Collegium Musicum are provided opportunities in service through semester concerts (including a Christmas concert and Spring Madrigal Dinner) and leadership through rehearsal direction, sectional instruction, ensemble administration, event planning, rehearsal accompanying, rehearsal conducting, and choral composition.
The Dance Team is a group of women with a jazz/hip-hop style that performs to popular music. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the year for a total of about 10 positions. The team performs at football and men's and women's basketball games, as well as in each semester's Dance Ensemble.
Dance Ensemble is a student-run organization that welcomes and encourages all dance styles and skill levels.
By playing at the men's and women's home basketball games, Pep Band encourage school spirit while improving its members musical abilities.
The Davidson Singers is an auditioned mixed vocal ensemble for experienced or novice choristers interested in learning more about the art of choral singing. They join with the Choral Arts Society to perform two concerts every semester.
The Davidson Delilahs are Davidson's only female a cappella group. With nearly 14 women who sing and arrange a cappella music of all genres, the Delilahs have released four CDs. The group performs in on-campus and community events and holds auditions for new members in the fall.
The purpose of Freeword is to provide a venue for spoken word poetry at Davidson College. Each semester, Freeword presents a show and donates the proceeds to charity.
The Gamut Dance Company is Davidson's audition-based dance company with a mission to provide technically trained dancers the opportunity to continue performing at a high level. Gamut focuses on artistry and integrity of choreography and performance while promoting awareness of dance as a performing art. Founded in 2005, Gamut is made up of around 10 dancers. The Company produces one annual performance during the spring semester and dances in various others throughout the year. A student-run group, Gamut also works with two professional mentors and a faculty advisor. Membership in the company requires attendance at a minimum of two Dance Ensemble sponsored classes and all rehearsals.
The Generals are a male a cappella group creating an environment for non-choral singers to participate in arranging, practicing, and performing various genres of music. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Nuances is a co-ed a cappella group. Founded in 2009, this group covers all varieties of a cappella music, with a focus on contemporary and comical pieces.
Oops is an improvisational comedy troupe that entertains through laughter.
Resonancias strives to be a service-based co-ed Spanish a capella group. They bring pop culture Spanish music to campus to highlight Spanish and Hispanic cultures. The group endeavors to reach out to local Hispanic communities through fundraisers, service events, and more.
Shades of Brown is a step troupe composed of members from diverse dancing backgrounds. Shades of Brown increases cultural diversity within our community through exhibitions of historic step performances and by representing Davidson College in competitions and other engagements on local and national levels. Through each performance, the group desires to entertain as well as educate.
The Swing and Salsa Club teaches the basics of swing and salsa dancing, creating an opportunity for students to enjoy dancing and cooperative learning. The group also strives to build student confidence in social situations and dancing environments.
The purpose of this organization is to provide the Davidson College Community with quality orchestral music.
Virtuous Praise is the College Gospel Choir that seeks to encourage and uplift the Davidson community through song and to minister the Gospel to those who hear our voices. Virtuous Praise is a space for Davidson students to support one another within the Christian faith through song and conversation.