Carthage has more than 120 student groups and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform community service. See a full list of Carthage student organizations.
The following student organizations are popular with music theatre students:
The Carthage Chorale is a mixed ensemble that welcomes singers of a wide range of ability and experience. The chorale provides music for Chapel services and other College-wide events and is also active as a concert ensemble. The Carthage Chorale has participated in the Christmas Festival, the Annual Weston Noble Concert, Family Weekend Worship Service, and other events. It is directed by Dr. Peter Dennee, Associate Professor of Music at Carthage. Approximately two-thirds of the ensemble consists of non-music majors. In its mission to reach out to every member of the Carthage community, the Carthage Chorale explores a diverse body of repertoire that ranges from the Western art music tradition to African-American spirituals to musical theatre. New members are welcome. To inquire about trying out for the Carthage Chorale, contact Dr. Dennee.
The Carthage Choir
Carthage boasts the nation’s second oldest touring college choir. It has visited all corners of the continental United States and tours Europe every three years.
The Carthage Women’s Ensemble
The 40-voice Carthage Women’s Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Peter Dennee, sings music from all genres of choral music for female voices. The choir performs on and off campus and has performed in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore; Bratislava; Dresden; Prague and Vienna.
The Lincoln Chamber Singers
A select group of singers performing music suitable for a small performance ensemble, and in a wide variety of styles both classical and contemporary.
Maximum Capacity is a student-run male a capella group that performs both on and off campus. The men of Maximum Capacity entertain their audiences with music ranging from Billy Joel, to Taio Cruz, and everything in between.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society is an American recognition honor society recognizing students in collegiate theatre. Carthage has an Alpha cast (Alpha Psi Omega’s designation for “chapter”). This coeducational fraternity is for students with a developing interest in the field of dramatics. Students are honored for their involvement in areas of dramatic production, both on and off stage.
Merely Players is an improvisational comedy troupe that performs both on and off campus. Members utilize skits, games and creativity in their performances, which often take place in WOHs place.
Carthage Stand-up Comedy Club
Carthage Stand Up Club is an organization with one goal: making people laugh with jokes told in an intimate setting with a microphone. The club is also open to other things such as video comedy skits, emceeing, and providing general comedy advice.
Court of Nobility
The Court of Nobility is meant as a place where anyone can come and join in a wide variety of games, activities and crafts, learn about the history of the medieval/renaissance world, and even put together their own period outfit.
The Carthachords are the all female competing acapella group on campus. The Carthachords perform a minimum of two solo concerts a year along with singing at fundraisers and competing throughout the Midwest.