For Undergraduates

Want to make art? Reach out to one of these staff members or student organizations to help you find your way! For a comprehensive list of all the creative writing, dance, drama and music co-curricular organizations active this semester, visit TheHub@HarvardCollege.

The Office for the Arts at Harvard
General inquiries, funding, administrative support, guest artists, free workshops, advocacy, and all around one-stop shopping.
         Jack Megan, Director
         Alicia Anstead, Associate Director for Programming
         Stephanie Troisi, Student Services Coordinator

Creative Writing
         Darcy Frey, Director of Creative Writing, English Department
         Lauren Bimmler, Undergraduate Program Administrator, English Department
         The Harvard Advocate
         The Harvard Crimson
         The Harvard Lampoon
         Tuesday Magazine
Academic Study: Poetry reading/events, Christina Davis, Curator, Woodbury Poetry Room
Literary Publications: Chloe Garcia Roberts, Managing Editor, Harvard Review

         Kirsten Leonard, Administrative Manager, Harvard Dance Center
         Elizabeth Epsen, Communications and Programs Manager, Harvard Dance Center
         Harvard Ballet Company
         Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company
         Ghungroo (South Asian Association)

Curricular Courses: Debra Levine, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Theater, Dance & Media
Curricular Productions (including Design and Tech): James Stanley, Producing Artistic Director, Theater, Dance & Media
Co-curricular (Artistic, Administrative, Design, & Tech):
         Dana Knox, Manager of College Theater, Office for the Arts
         Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club (HRDC)
Academic Study: Matt Wittman, Curator, Harvard Theater Collection
Professional Internships: Ryan McKittrick, Director of Artistic Programs, American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)

         Matt Saunders, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Art, Film and Visual Studies
         Paula Soares, Manager of Academic Program, Art, Film, and Visual Studies
         Joana Pimenta, Interim Director of the Film Study Center and Director of Graduate Study for Critical Media Practice
         Harvard College Film Festival
         Harvard Undergraduate Filmmakers Association       
Academic Study: Harvard Film Archive

Curricular: Nancy Shafman, Director of Administration, Harvard Music Department
         Andy Clark, Director of Choral Activity
         Mark Olson, Director of Band and Wind Ensemble
         Federico Cortese, Director of the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra
         Allen Feinstein, Director of the Harvard Pops Ensemble and Hasty Pudding Band
         Yosvany Terry, Director of Jazz Ensembles
Academic Study: Loeb Music Library

Studio Arts
         Matt Saunders, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Art, Film and Visual Studies
         Paula Soares, Manager of Academic Program, Art, Film, and Visual Studies
         Ceramics Program, Kathy King, Director
         Harvard Undergraduate Student Art Collective
         Harvard Studio Art Society ​​​​​​
         Harvard Undergraduate Art Club
         Harvard Undergraduate Design Collective
Academic Study: Harvard University Art Museums, Jeanne Burke, Staff

Interested in being part of Harvard’s annual arts festival? Performers, producers, communications team members and volunteers are needed and welcomed. Join the OFA's annual celebration of creativity across all areas of the arts and Harvard. 
         Marin Orlosky, Arts First Coordinator

Boston Symphony Orchestra logoLearn about the BSO tickets at OFA

Thanks to gift from the late Harvard Professor Arthur Maass, undergraduate students at Harvard can receive free tickets to selected performances by the BSO. Professor Maass was a long-time subscriber and patron of the BSO with his membership beginning in 1946. Upon his passing, a provision in his estate plans dictated that funds were to be made available to supply tickets to Harvard undergraduates.

Standard policy for claiming tickets is as follows:

  • BSO tickets will be made available approximately one week in advance of any given concert, depending on ticket availability from the BSO box office. We generally begin to receive tickets in late September/Early October. 
  • Notification of available performances and ticket quantities is published in The Beat, Harvard's weekly arts digest (subscribe here).
    • Distribution dates/times will be listed in The Beat
    • Tickets will be on a first-come, first-served basis and must be picked up in person. Lines can form early (sometimes up to 1 hour before distribution begins!)
    • Please wait quietly and in an orderly manner until distribution time begins. 
    • To receive tickets, students must show a valid Harvard undergraduate student ID. Limit is typically two tickets per ID, subject to change. (Occasionally students are permitted to four tickets, pending BSO availability.)
    • Students who receive tickets must wait two weeks after the BSO performance date before they are again eligible to participate in the program.

This opportunity is available to Harvard undergraduates only. Sign up for The Beat for the latest on concert dates and availability of free BSO tickets.

Boston Symphony Orchestra, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston