Music, Theater, & Arts
Lebanon Valley College has a strong tradition in the arts. With numerous performing and visual arts spaces on campus, students can share their talents with the community through student organizations, classes, and ensembles.
American Choral Directors Association
The Lebanon Valley College Student Chapter of the American Choral Directors Associations is for anyone interested in choral music and choral conducting. ACDA provides opportunities such as conducting workshops and clinicians, participation in choir events at LVC, and gaining conducting experience, as well as other relevant events, to any student interested in choral music.
Audio Engineering Society
This student-run organization is for anyone interested in audio engineering, live sound, etc. The group sponsors software and equipment demonstrations, visits by guest professionals, and provides live sound reinforcement for VALE Records and other events on campus.
Lebanon Valley College Guild of Organists, Student Chapter
The Guild Student Chapter is the campus chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Members attend recitals by nationally-known organists, perform in campus recitals, and discuss issues which pertain to church organists.
The Lebanon Valley College chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) offers workshops and resources to students majoring in music education in order to provide opportunities for professional development. Membership is open to any student majoring in music education.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a professional-acting social fraternity for men interested in music. A national fraternity, this organization has among its members some of the leading conductors, composers, and musical performers in the country. Consideration for membership is open to any male student in good academic standing with an appreciation for music.
The Iota Kappa chapter, founded at the College in 1960, has received the Charles E. Lutton Award for the best chapter in the state. Sinfonia sponsors the annual Reynaldo Rovers All-American Concert, a high school jazz festival, and the fall musical in cooperation with Sigma Alpha Iota and the Wig and Buckle Theater Company.
Pride of The Valley
Under the direction of Dr. Christopher J. Heffner, Lebanon Valley College’s marching band performs at all home football games as well as appearances at various exhibitions throughout the fall semester.
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota, a nationally recognized professional women’s music fraternity, strives to further the cause of music through the development of talent. The Delta Alpha chapter, established at the college in 1961, admits women with a 2.5 or higher grade point average and a strong interest in music. SAI sisters perform concerts throughout the academic year on campus and within the community. Each spring, SAI presents its annual Marcia Pickwell recital, a diverse public recital for the campus community.
VALE Music Group
VALE Music Group is an umbrella company consisting of four sub brands: VALE Records, VALE Media Industries Conference, VALE Live, and VALE Publishing. These student-run organizations are available to anyone interested in gaining experience in the music industry, marketing, videography, event planning, public relations, music recording, production, finance, sales, and design. Each brand is expansive and gives students the ability to use their talents in multiple different ways in a fast-paced environment.
The Wig and Buckle Theater Company
The Wig and Buckle Theater Company produces two to three productions each year—a combination of plays and musicals. Each production is student-directed and entirely student-run. Wig and Buckle also sponsors trips to area theaters and workshops for members. Membership is open to all students interested in any aspect of dramatics and theater production, including hair and makeup, costuming, set building, light and sound directing, and performing.
Students interested in learning more about music ensembles are encouraged to visit the Music Department in the Bertha Brossman Blair Music Center.