Performance Arts Clubs

Canisius College Chorale: The chorale provides choral activities for the entertainment and enjoyment of its members, Canisius and the community. Events include annual Christmas and spring concerts and activities. Membership is open to students, faculty, staff and anyone attending an area college.

Chamber Music Ensemble: The ensemble was organized for instrumentalists and/or vocalists interested in rehearsing classical chamber music in small ensembles. Students are assigned to ensembles based on instrumentation and experience. Ensembles are coached by members of the fine arts faculty. Optional opportunities to perform in public are offered.


Chamber Orchestra: This organization performs a wide range of orchestral literature from the baroque period through the 20th century. Directed by a professional musician, rehearsals and concerts provide students with experiences in the orchestral arts.


Concert Band: The concert band is an instrumental organization that performs a wide range of music literature from today and the past. Directed by a professional musician, rehearsals and concerts provide students with the opportunity to perform at a high level.


The CrescenDON'Ts is a student-run a cappella group that performs popular and well-known music both on campus and off campus.

Jazz Ensemble: Jazz ensemble provides an atmosphere for jazz and big band performances to the community and the college campus.

Little Theatre: Little Theatre presents different forms of theatre to the Canisius community, and includes acting, stage crew, costuming, make-up and lighting.


Pep Band exists for the purpose of providing music and in turn promoting camaraderie among Canisius fans at athletic exhibitions and other miscellaneous events on campus.