pARTicpate! in the Arts at Boston College
boston college arts council
So many opportunities to participate in the arts at BC! Take advantage of all that BC has to offer. Below you will find brief descriptions and contact information for the various arts departments and opportunities at BC for your reference throughout the year. On the back, you’ll find some specific information to get involved early!
Chair: Scott Cummings
Theater Arts Center
An extensive course list in acting, directing, play-writing, design, education, and management. Dance classes in ballet, choreography, sacred dance, and more. The university theater presents six major productions per year. Auditions take place early in each semester for all productions in that semester.
Undergraduate Advisor: Jeremiah McGrann
Lyons Hall Room 407
Courses in theory and composition, in the history and current trends of both Western and non-Western music, and lessons in performance. Vocal and instrumental performing ensembles in various musical styles.
Director: Sebastian Bonaiuto
Award-winning instrumental and jazz ensemble (BC bOp!), University Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and chamber music ensembles. The nationally renowned "Screaming Eagles" Marching Band and Pep Band perform for thousands of fans at Division I football, basketball, and hockey games.
Fine Arts Department
Chair: Jeffery Howe
Devlin Hall, Room 434
Majors and minors available in Art History, Film Studies (history, criticism/theory, filmmaking/editing), and Studio Art (painting, drawing, ceramics, photography, and digital technology). Space reserved for freshman in many classes. Student art work exhibits in Bapst Art Gallery, organized by the Art Club.
Note: A BC ID means free admission to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts!
McMullen Museum of Art
Director: Nancy Netzer
Rotating exhibitions of world class art, as well as a select permanent collection. Museum is free! Opportunities for internships and volunteer work. Look for information on openings and receptions.
Undergraduate Advisor: Treseanne Ainsworth
Creative writing courses in fiction, poetry, and cretive non-fiction. English majors meeting certain requirements can declare a concentration in creative writing. Other opportunities to get involved include Poetry and Fiction Days, lecture series, student literary publication, and the English Association.
Join the Arts Email Update List: www.bc.edu/artssubscribe
MUSIC INSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE
The ensembles listed below are professionally-directed. Student-run organizations include a cappella groups, improvisational theater and comedy troupes, dance organizations, literary organizations, and more. Information about these can be found through the Office of the Dean for Student Development (see below).
|BC bOp! Instrumental & Vocal Jazz Ensemblefirstname.lastname@example.org
|Chamber Music Society||Sandra Hebert
|Flute Choir||Judy Grant
|Improvisation Workshops||Erik Kniffen
|Irish Traditional Music Ensembles||
|Irish Dance||Meghan Allen
|“Screaming Eagles” Marching Band||www.bc.edu/jointheband
|Popular Styles Ensemble||Erik Kniffin
|Symphony Orchestra||John Finney
|University Chorale||Chorale Office
|University Wind Ensembleemail@example.com
NOTE: Individual lessons available in voice, piano, guitar, strings, winds, brass, etc. For credit or non-credit. All levels accepted. Contact the music department before drop/add ends.