Below is a sampling of a variety of student groups on campus. For a full listing of recognized student organizations, please visit TheHub@Harvard College. Please note that groups change leadership throughout the academic year.
If you have difficulty contacting any of the groups on this list, please contact the Office for the Arts for assistance.
Asian American Dance Troupe
For over twenty years, the Harvard Asian American Dance Troupe has sought to spread an appreciation and awareness of Asian culture through dance. Our repertoire includes a diverse range of dance forms including traditional, ethnic minority, martial arts, modern, ballet, hip-hop and fusion.
Bach Society Orchestra
The Bach Society Orchestra, also known as BachSoc, is Harvard's student-led undergraduate chamber orchestra, devoted to performing pieces from every time period in a setting that promotes musical excellence.
CityStep brings together teams of college students and city schoolchildren in a transformative performing arts partnership.
The mission: Promoting creative self-expression and mutual understanding through dance.
Corcairdhearg: Harvard College Irish Dancers
The Harvard College Irish Dancers, named "Corcairdhearg" after the Irish word for "Crimson", are a group of students dedicated to choreographing, practicing and performing Irish Dancing at Harvard.
Eleganza is Harvard's largest student production that fuses together dance, fashion, diversity and service, offering an opportunity to showcase a wide breadth of art on stage and give back to the community through a partnership with Teen Empowerment.
Expressions Dance Company
Sending a warm welcome to the Class of 2024 from Expressions Dance Company, Harvard's hip hop dance company. EDC is a fully student-run company led by the Board of Direx. Open to all students at the college and greater-Harvard community, our members range from first-timers to world-renowned dancers. The company hosts sold out bi-annual shows with a cast featuring 150+ members in addition to open workshops, company socials and special events throughout the semester. All are welcomed to audition!
We are the Fallen Angels, Harvard College's premier upper-voice, contemporary a cappella group! Twice a year, we perform a new and exciting setlist in Sanders Theatre! If you're interested in joining us, please fill out this interest form.
A hallmark of Harvard theatre, the First-Year Musical is an annual original musical that is created from the ground up entirely by first-year students - this year's 'Froshical' is called Fake Moos: The John Harvard Musical!
Harvard Ballet Company
Harvard Ballet Company is a student-run organization that offers weekly ballet classes to all members and performs classical ballet, contemporary and modern dance in our biannual shows featuring by company members, alumnae and professional guest artists.
Harvard Ballroom Dance Team
The Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra is a small chamber orchestra dedicated to bringing back to life the vivid rhetoric and dancing rhythms of baroque music. Sign up for an audition time slot at this link.
Harvard College Bhangra
Since 2004, Harvard College Bhangra has come together to keep the culture of Bhangra -- a traditional, high-energy folk dance from Punjab -- alive. Through performances on Harvard's campus as well as showcases and competitions outside of Harvard, we strive to share our love for Bhangra (which fuses a traditional South Asian form with hip-hop and other modern influences) with global audiences.
fosters a supportive atmosphere of brotherhood among the black masculine identifying community on campus. We are concerned with political, social and cultural issues regarding black men on Harvard University’s campus and beyond, and we promote greater awareness and understanding of these issues through all appropriate means, including publications, meetings, seminars and active engagement with the community. Upcoming arts events include a panel discussion on "Being Black in the Entertainment Industry."
Harvard College Candela Latin Dance Troupe
Harvard Candela Latin Dance Troupe is a student-run dance group that performs Latin dance at a variety of Harvard events. We are a non-competitive, non-audition group that seeks to promote Latin dance in the Harvard community and create ties between arts and the greater student body through the love of dance.
Harvard College Choruses
Missing out on those octave drills? Suffering from Eric Whitacre withdrawal? Looking to finally join a group of super supportive choir singers and let your musical talents shine? Look no further! The Harvard Choruses (Harvard Glee Club, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Radcliffe Choral Society, Cambridge Common Voices, and Holden Voice Program) are hosting an informational meet-and-greet social on Saturday 4/17 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Come find out what makes each of the three choirs unique and play a choir trivia Kahoot for a chance to win FREE Harvard Choruses merch! Also consider attending our open rehearsals on Monday 4/19 and Tuesday 4/20. RSVP here: https://forms.gle/Y3VNdXcRKhPitMbc9.
Deepam exists to unite people who share a passion for Indian classical dance on campus. In addition, this group seeks to inspire enthusiasm in the larger community for this vibrant, energetic and graceful tradition. By performing in cultural shows and intercollegiate competitions throughout the year, Deepam maintains its presence on campus and in the Boston area. More information here.
Harvard College Electronic Music Collective, HCEMC
Harvard College Electronic Music Collective is a student collective of electronic music DJs, producers and enthusiasts; we are the biggest student-run music organization in the U.S. having strong partnerships with major record labels and top artists in the industry to offer our community intimate artist-audience experience. We've hosted lectures/discussion with many world-famous DJs including Armin Van Buuren, Paul Van Dyk, Madeon, CheatCodes, Maceo Plex, etc. Check out our Facebook/Instagram @harvardemc for more.
Harvard College Film Festival
The Harvard College Film Festival (HCFF) is the premiere film organization at Harvard College. We host bi-weekly movie outings, film socials, career workshops, parties, advanced screenings, and, of course, our annual film festival. Join our +150 member base of movie lovers! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Harvard College Opera
Harvard College Studio Art Society
The Harvard Studio Art Society seeks to foster the growth of visual artists through the creation, sharing and promotion of student artwork. By providing resources, community support and professional guidance, StArt encourages the self-development of artists regardless of their level of experience. We raise awareness of the visual arts within the greater Harvard community through periodic exhibitions and showings.
Harvard College Nigerian Students Association
The Harvard College Nigerian Student Association is strongly committed to building a network of Nigerians both at Harvard and beyond. Its activities range from performances and arts-based gatherings to social activism.
Harvard Glee Club
The Harvard Glee Club is America's first collegiate chorus, and it is your future home. Our singers travel for national and international tours, accrue academic credit and nonprofit leadership experience, and belong to one of of Harvard's tightest-knit communities. Visit singatharvard.com to learn about the Glee Club, and many opportunities to sing at Harvard!
The Harvard Ichthus
The Harvard Ichthus is a forum for Christian thought and expression at Harvard College. Join us at harvardichthus.org.
The Harvard Jazz Band
The Harvard Jazz Band is an audition-based big band that rehearses one to two times a week, performs with guest artists twice a year, plays at places like Scullers Jazz Club and Sanders Theatre, and tours internationally once every two years
Harvard Korean Association
The Harvard Korean Association is a Korean cultural student organization for undergraduates at Harvard College. This fall we are planning a series of talks with prominent Korean-Americans in the arts: designers, architects, chefs, film directors and maybe even some people involved in the Kpop industry.
The Harvard Krokodiloes
The Harvard Krokodiloes are Harvard's oldest a cappella group: we sing jazz, funk, soul, pop and beyond, and travel the world every summer to share our music!
The Harvard Opportunes, founded in 1980, is Harvard University's oldest and most accomplished all-gender a cappella group. Comprised completely of Harvard undergraduates, the group strives to create intricate harmonies while singing contemporary songs all arranged by group members and alumni.
The goal of PASSUS is to expose the Harvard community to Step, a form of percussive dance that uses the body as an instrument to produce a range of rhythms and sounds. Through performances and different events, the members of PASSUS will strive to share this unique form of dance with their community.
Harvard Pops Orchestra
The Harvard Pops Orchestra is Harvard's funniest and most engaging musical group on campus. We play all genres of music ranging from classical and showtunes, to film scores and pop hits.
Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association
The Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association is one of the largest and most active student organizations at Harvard College, comprising over one thousand general members and nineteen Executive Board members. We serve as a home to Harvard’s Chinese and Chinese American community, and a platform for social, cultural, and educational/political interaction among students of all backgrounds.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club
The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club is an umbrella organization for campus theater at Harvard College, directly overseeing student productions and organizing Common Casting, Backstage Week and numerous other events, including panels, master classes and formals. It also works to connect students to the professionals at the nationally regarded American Repertory Theater, with whom the HRDC shares the Loeb Drama Center.
Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
Established in 1976, the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company (HRMDC) is the oldest dance organization at Harvard College. We are a contemporary dance group that welcomes a wide variety of dance styles, and we are dedicated to creating and supporting innovative student choreography and performance. HRMDC offers members weekly company classes, guest workshops, and the opportunity to perform and choreograph in the company's biannual shows.
The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra is America's oldest and Harvard's premier symphony orchestra. Student-led and professionally conducted, the HRO is a welcoming community for students who wish to continue playing classical music in college.
Harvard RAZA is the oldest Latinx organization on campus. We define our Mexican and Latinx roots in the American political and social context, identify ourselves as Chicanx, and assert our individuality by declaring our conviction that we are unique and distinct as a group and a people. From this collective realization, our aspirations originate. We also have a Ballet Folklorico group that performs throughout the year.
Harvard South Asian Association
Since 1986, the Harvard South Asian Association has been bringing the Harvard community closer to South Asia and its Diaspora. The SAA produces Ghungroo, an annual celebration of South Asian performing arts, among many other cultural events.
Harvard Undergraduate Filmmakers' Association
The Harvard Undergraduate Filmmakers' Association helps student filmmakers develop stories and produce short films. For 2020-21, HUFA is running an online forum for screenwriters to share ideas and peer edit.
Harvard Undergraduate Songwriters' Collective
The Harvard Undergraduate Songwriters' Collective is a community of student songwriters of all experience levels who love to share their songs and grow as musicians. Join us here!
Harvard University Band
As the ever-present and never-failing supporters of Harvard athletics, the Harvard University Band has brought school spirit to the stands and the gridiron of Soldiers Field as well as the internet servers of our remote university community since 1919! The Band's traditions, unique style, energy, music, and humor have represented and sustained the Crimson community for over 100 years, and we will strive to be all the more inclusive, witty, joy-filled, and fun for the next 100+ years to come!
Harvard University Choir
The Harvard Wind Ensemble
The Harvard Wind Ensemble is Harvard's premier concert band, offering talented musicians in the Harvard community and beyond to participate in performing various genres of concert band music, from marches to movie soundtracks. More information here.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals
The Hasty Pudding Theatricals is America's oldest theater troupe. Every year, we put on an entirely student written and produced comedy musical with 40 show runs in Cambridge, New York, and Bermuda. Check us out to see opportunities for joining our cast, band, technical crew, business staff, or creative team!
Hyperion Shakespeare Company
Hyperion is Harvard College's only organization dedicated to making Shakespeare inclusive, accessible and entertaining to all people in Harvard's community.
Immediate Gratification Players
The Immediate Gratification Players are Harvard's premiere long-form improvisational comedy troupe, performing regularly on- and off-campus (occasionally with celebrities!)
The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College (founded in 1970) is the oldest existing Black organization at Harvard College. Formed during a time of high political turmoil, the purpose of the Kuumba Singers is to express Black creativity and spirituality to create a safe space for Black students.
Mariachi Veritas de Harvard
Mariachi Veritas de Harvard, like all Mariachi ensembles, perform traditional Mexican music. The sounds of trumpets, violins, guitars and the guitarron (bass guitar) combine with singing voices and the culture it represents to make up the essence of the Mariachi sound. Because Mariachi music has a special place in the hearts of many members of Harvard and the surrounding community, and because we would like to contribute to the musical and cultural diversity in the area (and because it is simply great music!), Harvard students have come together to perform this music since 2001. More information here.
Mozart Society Orchestra
The Mozart Society Orchestra, founded in 1984, is Harvard’s premier classical-sized orchestra, enjoying both the intimate music-making of a chamber orchestra and the power of masterpieces usually performed by symphony orchestras. Though musical excellence is its top concern, MSO also boasts one of the most friendly and collegial atmospheres among the musical ensembles on campus.
The Noteables is a non-audition show choir open to all Harvard undergraduates; we perform songs from musical theater/cinema and are dedicated to providing a non-competitive, welcoming environment for anyone who loves to sing!
On Thin Ice
On Thin Ice is Harvard's oldest improv comedy group on campus. We present short-form and musical improv, much like the games you see on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
PBHA's HARMONY Mentoring
We provide instrumental and vocal instruction for kids in the Cambridge Public Schools. Through our efforts, we aim to provide musical guidance and to foster musical appreciation in supplement to the musical education received in school. More information here.
THUD (The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers)