Davidson College students can choose from many performance groups showcasing dance, comedy, and musical performance in a variety of genres.
The African Drumming Ensemble involves learning techniques for the Djembe and Dundun drums of Guinea, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, and the Senegambia region of West Africa. and the occasional country or pop hit, Androgyny energizes audiences.
Since 1998, Androgyny has been the 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, representing the college on campus, regionally, and nationally.
This large mixed chorus provides the opportunity for collaboration between 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 to 16 members drawn from the 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 holiday concert and Spring Madrigal Dinner–and leadership through rehearsal direction, sectional instruction, ensemble administration, event planning, rehearsal accompanying, rehearsal conducting, and choral composition.
The Davidson 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 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 welcomes and encourages all dance styles and skill levels.
By playing at the men's and women's home basketball games, the Pep Band encourages school spirit while improving 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 our only female a cappella group. With 11 women who sing and arrange a cappella music of all genres, the Delilahs have released six CDs. The group performs on-campus and in community events. They hold auditions for new members in the fall.
The purpose of Freeword Poetry Group is to provide a venue for spoken word poetry. 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 the artistry and integrity of choreography and performance while promoting awareness of dance as a performing art. Founded in 2005, Gamut is made up of 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 adviser. 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 that 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.
Shades of Brown is a step troupe composed of members from diverse dancing backgrounds. Increasing cultural diversity within our community through exhibitions of historic step performances and representing Davidson College in competitions and other engagements on local and national levels, the group desires to entertain as well as to 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.
DCSO provides the community with quality orchestral music.
Virtuous Praise is the college gospel choir that seeks to encourage and uplift the community through song and to minister the gospel to those who hear our voices. Virtuous Praise is a space for students to support one another within the Christian faith through song and conversation.