Student Organizations

Students interested in music have formed a number of organizations and performing groups on campus. For a complete current listing and contact information, please consult the Music Fraternities and Sororities work day, spring 2012directory of student organizations.

The A Capella Council

The purpose of this organization is to foster good relations between all the a capella groups on campus. More on the A Capella Council...


A women's cappella vocal ensemble that performs a wide range of music for both campus and non-campus sponsored events. This group holds auditions in the fall and spring. More on The Accidentals...

Botetourt Chamber Singers

Provides an outlet for the highest quality of musicianship in the form of a select chamber ensemble. More on the Botetourt Chamber Singers...

Christopher Wren Singers

A 14-member student-directed, student-run chamber and madrigal choir that performs both on campus and in the community. Membership is open by audition to all interested members of the College community. More on the Christopher Wren Singers...


A coed a capella group that will sing rock as a base, but can sing any song and genre they wish.

The Collective

A multidisciplinary performance organization combining elements of film, dance, musical performance, puppetry, and other forms of artistic expression. More on The Collective...

Common Ground

A women's contemporary Christian a capella group which sings on and off campus. More on Common Ground...

Composer's League

Composers on campus have an opportunity to discuss their compositions as a group and perform their compositions for the College and Williamsburg communities. The League also aims to sponsor qualified composers in contests and to attend conferences and festivals; invite composers to campus to give lectures and master classes; and increase the musical awareness and enthusiasm among students on campus. In 2005, the League was awarded a prestigious mtvU grant from MTV. More on the Composer's League...

Covenant Players

A shared activity of the Catholic Student Association and the Canterbury Association who offers one or two Broadway and inspirational plays each year and raises money for charitable organizations chosen by the Covenant Players Board. Open to people of all religious backgrounds.

Delta Omicron

The international professional fraternity in the field of music, founded in 1909. More on Delta Omicron...


A co-ed jazz a capella ensemble. With concerts throughout the year, Doubletake brings a different style of music to campus. More on Doubletake...

Ebony Expressions

An organization whose purpose is to provide ministry through contemporary gospel music to the campus and community.

Gentlemen of the College

The oldest all-male a cappella group on campus, founded in 1990, they typically have 10-15 members performing on campus and across the nation. The Gentlemen have released nine albums and sing everything from barbershop to pop and rock. If you wish to contact the Gentlemen, please email [[wmgent]]. More on the Gentlemen of the College...


William and Mary's first all-female a cappella group.  The Intonations were created as the sister group to the Stairwells and perform a variety of contemporary music both on campus and within the community.  More on Intonations...

Nu Kappa Epsilon

NKE ("en-key") is the professional music sorority at William and Mary, dedicated to promoting the growth and development of musical activities at the College as well as in the Williamsburg community. It was founded in 1994.

One Accord

A men's Christian a capella group whose goal is to give glory to God through song. More on One Accord...

Passing Notes

An organization to promote appreciation for a wide variety of a capella music of the pop genre and provide an a capella option for women interested in singing this music. More on Passing Notes...

Phi Mu Alpha

The campus music honor fraternity.

Pointe Blank

A jazz and tap dance group focusing on performing.


A small, informal women's a cappella group which is available for serenades, concerts, hall programs, etc. and sings a wide variety of music. More on Reveille...

Sacred Music Society

Fosters an appreciation for the sacred choral works of the baroque and classical tradition through performances of such works.

Shakespeare in the Dark

Dedicated to bringing Shakespeare in all forms to the campus.

Sinfonicron Light Opera Company

An organization that provides an alternative performance style to the one offered by the Theatre department. Students are given an opportunity to be involved in every aspect of doing a show, including directing, producing, and designing. For more on Sinfonicron...


The purpose of this group is to entertain with song and dance by preparing one public showcase per semester. It includes a variety of musical genres from contemporary pop to traditional show tunes.


A small men's a capella cross harmony singing group composed of eight to twelve men. Auditions are held in the spring and fall, and they perform throughout the year for birthdays, clues, and touring, along with hosting groups from other universities. The music is varied, ranging from doo-wop to the kings singers. More on Stairwells...


The purpose of this group is to spread awareness and encourage interest in a variety of elements of contemporary urban music and dance. More on Syndicate...

W&M Pep Band

This band plays at all home football and basketball games. More on the W&M Pep Band...

W&M Schola Cantorum


Purpose: The William and Mary Schola Cantorum is an entirely student-directed chamber choir dedicated to renaissance and twentieth century composition. Modeled on the university chapel choirs of Oxford and Cambridge, the Schola sings from a broad and varied repertoire of sacred and secular music, spanning from Tallis and Gibbons to Duruflé and Lauridsen. 


Wham Bam Big Band

This ensemble honors the exciting roots of the classic Big Band ensemble while presenting a modern vitality and vigor for a new generation of jazz enthusiasts. The group showcases the unique excitement and variety offered by jazz music through heartfelt and vibrant performances. The band performs a wide variety of styles, ranging from standards to pop, rock to swing, latin to funk. For information, contact Marc Pressler at [[mspres]].