The Arts at Emory


Publications Council

This group regulates all student publications:

  • The Archon - This student literary magazine is published twice a year and accepts the work of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • The Campus - The university yearbook offers experience in editorial work and advertising sales.
  • The Emory Wheel - This twice-weekly student newspaper covers campus activity and offers experience to students interested in journalism.
  • The Keyhole - A guide, from a student perspective, to the Emory campus and the city of Atlanta.
  • The Phoenix - This creative writing magazine features photography, poetry, and short fiction.
  • The Spoke - Emory's award-winning humor magazine draws editorial and production staff from the campus community.

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Theater Emory

Theater Emory, the producing organization affiliated with the Department of Theater and Film Studies, currently functions as a laboratory for students and a center of professional theater activity in Atlanta. Professional artists work along with students in all productions presented for the general public and many studio courses. Theater Emory performances are held in the Mary Gray Munroe Theater in the R. Howard Dobbs University Center and in the Studio in Annex B.

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Student Theatrical Organizations

Ad Hoc, Rathskellar, and Starving Artists provide students with the opportunity to work on all aspects of theater. Alpha Psi Omega is a national honor society in theater that recognizes students who have made a significant contribution to theater during their academic careers.

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Emory Dance Company provides opportunities for students to perform and/or choreograph. The company's main focus is modern dance, with additional performance opportunities in jazz and ballet. Membership is by audition. In addition, dance classes are offered for credit by the Department of Health and Physical Education. Students may take noncredit dance classes through the recreation department in the Woodruff Physical Education Center.

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Barkley Forum

This campus debate organization provides educational opportunities for its members through high-caliber intercollegiate debate competition.

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Emory's performing organizations are university-wide activities that draw students, faculty, and staff from Emory College as well as the various graduate and professional schools. Several ensembles have toured extensively, both nationally and internal.

Men's Glee Club
As the men's ensemble with the longest tradition on campus, the Men's Glee Club performs a classic chorale repertoire as well as popular selections. The Men's Glee Club often performs jointly with the Women's Chorale.

Women's Chorale
The Women's Chorale performs a classic chorale repertoire as well as popular selections. The Women's Chorale gives several performances and concerts yearly, including joint performances with the Men's Glee Club.

Chamber Singers
The Chamber Singers are a small mixed choral ensemble selected from the Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale.

Atlanta-Emory Orchestra
This instrumental ensemble performs works selected from the rich heritage of orchestral literature. The orchestra is composed of students, faculty, and members of the Atlanta community.

Wind Ensemble
The Emory Wind Ensemble studies and performs literature for wind bands.

Jazz Ensemble
The Jazz Ensemble performs works from all periods of jazz, specializing in the big-band swing era. The Jazz Ensemble also performs contemporary arrangements.

Honor Ensembles
Instrumental honor ensembles include the Brass Choir, the Brass Quintet, the Woodwind Quintet, the Woodwind Choir, the String Quartet, the Chamber Orchestra and the Piano Trio. Membership is by audition only.

Early Music Consort
The consort specializes in performances of medieval, Renaissance, and early baroque music on historically accurate instruments.

Collegium Musicum
This choral society is primarily for graduate students, faculty, and residents of the community. It presents one of Bach's Passions each season, as well as other concerts during the year.

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Private Lessons in Music

Through full-time faculty and faculty affiliate artists who are among Atlanta's finest performing musicians, the music department offers individual instruction in instrumental and vocal techniques. Students can study standard repertoire in the following: piano, organ, voice, violin, viola, viola da gamba, cello, string bass, harp, classical guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French horn, and percussion. Such study may be taken on a noncredit basis.

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The Department of Music offers more than one hundred concerts and recitals each season. The Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series, endowed by a prominent friend of Emory, is one of the finest concert series in the Southeast, and for more than twenty years has brought artists of world renown to campus.

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Studio Art Courses

The Department of Art History offers courses in drawing, painting, design, pottery, film/video, and photography.

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