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Performing Arts

(List last updated January 2014 and will be updated periodically throughout the year.)

Names of organization advisors and student leaders are noted in most cases. Changes to this directory can be sent to Katie Dantsin.

Moravian College offers a variety of opportunities for students to be apart of musical and theatrical organizations on campus. Membership is open to all students by audition.


Moravian College Big Band

The Moravian College Big Band performs jazz repertoire from a wide variety of eras and styles. The group performs each semester and has shared the stage with such guest artists as Stanley Turrentine, Ravi Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk Jr.. Membership is by audition. There is a student director that assists in administering the group.

Advisor/Director:  Neil Wetzel
Student Director: Kevin Miller and Kevin Weaver


Moravian College Choir

The Moravian Choir is a mixed vocal ensemble of 70-80 voices, which rehearses in Peter Hall on South Campus from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the academic year. The ensemble is featured at the Christmas Vespers services in December and presents a major work of the choral repertory with orchestra in April. The choir has toured the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. Open to all students by audition. Ability to sightsing helpful but not required. LinC or elective credit available.

Director:  Paula Zerkle


Moravian College Community Orchestra

The Moravian College Community Orchestra is composed of students, faculty, staff, and community performers. The orchestra performs symphonic repertory from all periods. Membership is by audition. LinC or elective credit available. See the Music Department website for details.

Advisor: Donald Speith


Moravian College Dance Company

The Moravian College Dance Company is an outlet for students to explore the artistic dimensions of modern dance, jazz, tap, and ballet. Students audition for the company in early September. During the fall semester, the dancers take two weekly technique classes, perform at Homecoming, and attend professional performances/workshops. In the spring semester, the emphasis is on choreography and rehearsal for the annual March concert.

Advisor:  Dawn Ketterman-Benner


Moravian College Greyhound Marching Band

The Moravian College Greyhound Marching Band performs at all home football games, the Homecoming Parade, and other fall parades and events. Band Camp is the week before the fall term. LinC or elective credit available.

Director: James Barnes


Moravian College Theatre Company

The Moravian College Theatre Company produces 2-6 student and faculty directed productions in the Arena Theatre each year.

Company Manager:  Ariel Hudak
Advisor/Artistic Director:  Christopher Shorr
Email: theatre@moravian.edu


Moravian College Wind Ensemble

The Moravian College Wind Ensemble performs wind-band literature from all periods. The ensemble has toured the region, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Membership is by audition. Meets in the spring semester only. LinC or elective credit available. See Music Department website for details.

Director: James Barnes


Moravian College Women’s Chorus

The Moravian College Women’s Chorus consists of 40-50 voices and rehearses 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesdays. Often tours with the Choir and Wind Ensemble. Open by audition. LinC or elective credit available.

Director:  Eduardo Azzati


Vocalis

Vocalis is a small a cappella vocal ensemble of about 12-16 students that performs a wide range of musical styles—from the Renaissance to Contemporary to vocal jazz. Open to all students by audition. All participants must be a member of the Moravian Choir.

Director/Advisor:  Paula Zerkle