Recognized Student Organizations
Westminster Choir College's ACDA student chapter is a student-run group that creates opportunities for the student body to excel as choral directors, performers, and educators. In addition to on-campus events, the organization has been present at ACDA National, Divisional, and State Conferences and strives to be part of the greater New Jersey community.
The Deaftones is the mixed a cappella student-run group.
Eco-Representatives (Eco-Reps) are undergraduate students who educate their peers and other community members about environmental issues and encourage them to live in a more eco-friendly way.
The Westminster chapter of the National Association for Music EducatIon (NAfME) is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to experience many of the various aspects of music education. Through workshops, lectures, conferences, and collaborations with peers and professors, NAfME aims to encourage musical and educational growth in all members.
The Residence Hall Association is student run and helps students enjoy their time spent on campus. Our goals for this year will include painting one of the practice rooms, having more outdoor sports related activities, building a hammock post zone, and having more community-building events.
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota is an International music fraternity for women. Formed to "uphold the highest standards of music" and "to further the development of music in America and throughout the world,” it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.
Soulfege explores the genre of male a cappella music through rehearsal, performance, and recording.
Vitamin D, as best put by our former leaders, is Westminster Choir College's first official percussive ensemble, drum circle, and site of rhythmic exploration. Working under the Brazilian methodology of O Passo, founded by Brazilian music educator Lucas Ciavatta, we explore all its different pillars in numerous ways, with a clear focus on how to implement these ideals in our own musical endeavors, such as in all the ways to use them in teaching.
We focus on Brazilian percussion repertoire, visual mapping of time, relying on the body's natural movement, different types of musical notation, and exploring rhythmic sight singing. We also create our own rhythmic compositional works and cannons while stepping as a team, all while breaking down every step of the process, allowing for questions to be asked, ideas to be tried, and connections to always be made.
With a core value of being able to teach and lead our learnings, we highly encourage every member to lead an activity at least once every rehearsal, creating a safe environment for trial and reflection. Performances where we can both teach and demonstrate our learnings is also always a milestone and goal.
The Westminster Players is a faculty-advised organization that encourages student-run theatre, based on the Princeton campus of Rider University. It offers students the opportunity to direct and perform in main stage, cabaret, charity/independent fund-raising musical theatre and straight theatre productions. We give future music leaders and educators the experience necessary to direct, produce, and perform on a professional level. More information at www.wccwestminsterplayers.weebly.com