New Students Interested in the Department of Performing Arts

Welcome new students!  Discover dynamic programs in music, theater, and dance at Georgetown University’s Department of Performing Arts!

Georgetown’s vibrant Department of Performing Arts scene includes the College’s undergraduate degree programs in American Musical Culture and Theater & Performance Studies; a minor in Performing Arts; dozens of academic and co-curricular performing groups in music, theater, and dance; and a wide range of courses including public speaking and Humanities: Arts, Literatures and Cultures (HALC) requirements in the Gen Ed.

If you haven’t already, please fill out this Performing Arts Interest form (new window) to connect with us. 


NSO (New Student Orientation) Convocation – Choir/Orchestra and Jazz Combos Performance

New Student Orientation Academic Convocation is a formal gathering of faculty, staff, students and families initiating your college career in a momentous ceremony and celebration. It is required for all incoming Georgetown University students.

The Department of Performing Arts, in conjunction with the University, allows students to participate in the ceremony by singing in the NSO Choir or playing in the NSO Orchestra or NSO Jazz Combos. Students who do so enjoy many benefits, including an introduction to the music program at Georgetown, the ability to meet current students, and the opportunity to move into your dorm before the rush of returning students.

For those interested in participating in the NSO Orchestra, Choir or Jazz Combos, please complete this Performing Arts Interest form (new window) by July 1st, 2022. (*Please make sure to complete the second section that asks directly regarding NSO participation.) Ensemble Directors will be in touch following this deadline to provide additional participation details.


Upcoming Events

Please check back in the coming weeks for additional event information.


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