All students are welcome to audition for productions presented by Rider’s Westminster College of the Arts throughout the year.
Rider’s chapter of the national honorary theater society supports main-stage theater productions and produces its own shows throughout the year.
An open-mic coffeehouse held on Wednesday nights in the Rider Pub. All snacks and beverages are free. Come by and sing what you hummed in the shower this morning or recite what you wrote on the way.
A competitive modern dance group specializing in hip hop that performs at athletic events.
A creative performance ensemble of current dance students and alumni that presents a series of performances each spring, including renowned dance professionals as guest artists.
In addition to the curricular choirs, Rider offers students interested in music many opportunities to perform.
Open to all members of the Rider University community who enjoy singing in an ensemble, it presents several concerts during the year.
A student-run a cappella ensemble whose members arrange and perform popular songs in fresh and interesting ways.
A student-run close-harmony a cappella ensemble that arranges and performs standards and popular songs and participates regularly in collegiate a cappella competitions.
Rider’s Barbershop quartet.
Open to all students who want to perform instrumental music, this ensemble presents two concerts each year.
Based at Westminster Conservatory, our community music school, the WCO is composed of community members and performs several times each year.
Soulfege explores the genre of male a cappella music through rehearsal, performance, and recording.
Rider’s student writing club dedicated to improving the literary life on campus by conducting writing workshops, organizing literary readings and bringing authors to campus.
Rider’s student literary magazine of the African Diaspora.
Rider’s literary journal dedicated to the female experience. Both women and men are invited to submit photography, art, essays and literature.
Rider’s literary magazine welcomes submissions of students’ art and literature focusing on any topic.
Rider’s scholarly journal publishes the best scholarly student essays from across the disciplines.
Cinema and Filmmaking
A student-run film series featuring screenings of recent independent and foreign films, as well as classic films—all chosen by students. Students introduce each film and lead lively discussions following the screening. Snacks are always served and sometimes pizza! In addition to watching films on campus, club members travel once each semester into New York City for a free press screening of a soon-to-be-released-movie. The club sponsors special events on campus like Movie Trivia Night at the Pub, with prizes for winners who know the most about movies!
Leading artists exhibit in the gallery throughout the academic year. Each exhibit includes the opportunity to meet the artist and learn more at an evening Artist Talk. The final exhibit each year features student work.
Rider AMA is a student-run, professionally-advised and supported organization of Arts Management & Executive Leadership majors and minors which is structured and operates much like a real-world arts producing institution does. The AMA engages and hosts professional guest speakers in the field, produces special professional development events such as the “RUCAST” networking brunch, provides support for arts productions and activities on campus and off, and functions as a valuable hands-on learning tool for future Arts Administrators.
Rider's annual student-led, multi-arts festival is an opportunity for the campus community to create together.