Do you have one left foot and one right foot and rhythm? Is your singing Carnegie Hall worthy? Can you fake tears without onions? Then, check out our performing arts organizations.
All Nighters- Coming Soon!
Known for their dashing good looks, neatly pressed vests, and ability to make crowds of women weak in the knees, the AllNighters have been crooning across the Mid-Atlantic since their inception in 1992. The AllNighters have made five appearances in the International Collegiate Championship of A Cappella semi-finals, and an appearance in the finals at Lincoln Center in New York City. A total of 143 women were hospitalized between these performances.
(Club Website: http://jhuallnighters.org/)
Adoremus is the Johns Hopkins Christian a cappella group devoted to sharing music with our diverse student body and our neighborhood community. Established in 1995, Adoremus continues to serve our campus through song.
(Club Website: http://www.wix.com/adoremus/adoremus)
The JHU Barnstormers, originally chartered in 1919, are the University’s oldest and largest theatrical troupe on campus. We are organized entirely by students and perform published plays and musicals of all genres. Of the six shows we produce each year, we invite professional directors to direct two “mainstage” shows including the fall drama mainstage as well as the spring musical. Our troupe has been comprised of many different people (one united States president… a famous film director… an accused perjurer… a Miss America contestant…) but it’s probably safe to say that we’re all dedicated to putting on a good show and enjoy little more than a full house when the lights go up.
(Club Website: http://www.thejhubarnstormers.org/about.htm)
We have been a part of the Hopkins performing arts community for quite awhile now as the only improv/sketch comedy group on campus holding monthly improvised comedy shows in the Arellano Theater.
(Club Website: https://johnshopkins.collegiatelink.net/organization/butteredniblets/about)
Classical Ballet Company
The purpose of the Johns Hopkins University Classical Ballet Company is to cultivate the performing arts at Hopkins by training members in the classical ballet form. The group also choreographs and performs traditional and contemporary ballet pieces for the student population.
(Club Website: http://www.jhu.edu/ballet/index.html)
Egyptian Sun Productions is a multicultural Middle Eastern dance group at The Johns Hopkins University, specializing in Turkish and Egyptian fusion cabaret. Founded in 2001 by Dori Witt and Nikki Traylor-Knowles, Egyptian Sun has grown to be one of Baltimore’s favorite belly dance troupes, dancing Turkish and Egyptian fusion cabaret. We hold Beginner through Advanced classes and have performed at venues all over Baltimore and the D.C. area. With members of all ages and affiliations, Egyptian Sun stands out with its diversity and uniqueness among other belly dance troupes in the area. It is the mission of our group to promote cultural awareness, creativity, individuality, and positive body image.
(Club Website: http://marylandbellydance.com/egyptiansun/)
Gospel Choir- Coming Soon!
The Johns Hopkins University Gospel Choir spreads the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Hopkins campus and Baltimore community through song and worship. We aim to provide a setting where people of all backgrounds, races, and religions can grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
(Club Website: https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_2201288190)
JHU Entertainer’s Club- Coming Soon!
The Johns Hopkins Entertainers’ Club is an organization for the underrepresented performing arts. In practice, that means we are a circus group. We play with fire first and foremost, although we also have a breakdance group, and do other things as well.
(Club Website: http://web1.johnshopkins.edu/jhec/)
JHU Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe
The JHU Yong Han Lion Dance Troupe was founded in 2003 by a group of students who wanted to learn more about the culture and performance of Lion Dance. Since then, we have been performing all over the east coast, from NYC to Washington D.C. With chances to perform at a wide range of events, from weddings to parades to cultural events, the troupe offers a lot of opportunity to travel and explore the local and regional area. To join the troupe, we require no experience, only that you come with an interest in learning and desire to work hard.
(Club Website: http://web1.johnshopkins.edu/liondance/)
Ladybirds Dance Team
The Ladybirds Dance Team, the oldest dance group on campus, is a student-run and student-choreographed team, which focuses on several different dance styles, including Pom, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Tap. As the Official Dance Team of Johns Hopkins University, the Ladybirds perform at sports games, including Football, Basketball and Lacrosse, as well as other Performing Arts events on campus. The member of Ladybirds all come from very diverse dance backgrounds, from ballet to belly-dancing, and are encouraged to contribute their styles in choreography throughout the year, especially during the annual Ladybirds Spring Concert in late March.
(Club Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ladybirdsdanceteam/)
The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
The Hopkins Symphony Orchestra (HSO) is open to JHU students not majoring in music, as well as to JHU faculty, staff, alumni, and community musicians. The only community orchestra in Baltimore City, the HSO is dedicated to performing and promoting orchestral and chamber music from the standard and contemporary repertoires at a high artistic level. Jed Gaylin is Music Director. Vladimir Lande directs the chamber orchestra. Admission to both orchestras is by competitive audition each September. HSO offers a rigorous, artistically challenging orchestral experience, presenting an annual series of innovatively programmed, high-quality, low-cost symphonic and chamber concerts and a free children’s concert. HSO reaches out to a diverse audience through affordable concerts and educational programs like public school instrumental mentoring, lecture-demonstrations, and free pre-concert talks. Performances feature young Maryland soloists and composers as they develop their careers. Among HSO’s prominent soloists have been Sara Davis Buechner, Allison Charney, Brian Ganz, Hilary Hahn, Awadagin Pratt, Eugenia Zukerman, and Stefan Jackiw.The winner of the biennial student concerto competition performs with the orchestra in April.
(Club Website: http://www.jhu.edu/jhso/)
The JHU Vocal Chords
The Vocal Chords are a co-ed a cappella group known for our cranberry suspenders and outstanding musicianship. We sing a wide variety of songs from classic rock to country, pop to jazz, all arranged by our own members.
(Club Website: http://www.jhu.edu/~vchords/home_new/)
Kranti is the South Asian Hindi-English fusion A Cappella group of Johns Hopkins University. The group was formed in 2003 by then-freshmen Hari Prabhakhar and Sameer Punyani, who wanted Indian representation in the popular a cappella music scene at the Johns Hopkins University. The group originally had 18 members. Eventually, members graduated, and Kranti maintained an average of ten to fifteen members per year. The group is named after the August Kranti Rajdhani Express, an Indian train symbolic of the resilience and perseverance of the Indian people. In Hindi, “kranti” means revolution.
(Club Website: http://www.jhu.edu/kranti/)
The Mental Notes
The Mental Notes, founded in 1994, are Johns Hopkins only painfully sexy, co-ed, a cappella group. That makes us the best, right? Don’t pay attention to the other option. We perform for your, and our, fun-loving pleasure. The Mental Notes specialize entertaining with both songs AND skits! You’ll recognize us by our fashionably daring Hawaiian shirts–really, they match with *everything*!
(Club Website: http://mentalnotes.org/)
Octopodes- Coming Soon!
The Octopodes are Johns Hopkins University’s oldest a cappella group. With multiple appearances in Semi-final rounds of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella and tracks on Best of College A Cappella and Voices Only compilations, this blue-clad group of singers brings a tour de force of raw energy and sound in whatever they do, wherever they go, including national television. Their performance venues have ranged from intimate stages to mansions to the Embassy of Finland, but no matter where they end up, they make sure to follow the 4 D’s: Diction, Dynamics, Derformance, and Dafterparty.
(Club Website: http://web1.johnshopkins.edu/octopodes/)
Throat Culture- Coming Soon!
Hopkins’ BEST and only sketch comedy group… think SNL. We have 3 shows a semester… so whether you can act funny, write funny, or just look funny, come give us a shot.
(Club Website: http://www.youtube.com/user/JHUthroatculture)
Vivaz Performing Arts Company
VIVAZ Performing Arts Company explores Poetry, Dance, and Music influenced by the sights, sounds, and rhythms of the Caribbean, Africa, and the United States. The VIVAZ Performing Arts Company is currently comprised of the VIVAZ Singers and the VIVAZ Dancers; two groups that work to promote an infusion of Caribbean entertainment on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.
(Club Website: https://sites.google.com/site/jhuvivaz/Home)
WJHU Radio is the Johns Hopkins Student Radio Station operated out of McCoy Hall. Students and faculty host shows during the academic school year on a variety of topics and music genres.
(Club Website: http://wjhuradio.com/)