COF Performing Arts

Improvise a soaring jazz solo, conduct a symphony, discover some new dance moves, or try your hand at directing.

Join the orchestra, chorus, dance ensemble, theater troupe and jazz band, all part of the COF Performing Arts program. Students, faculty and staff can find an opportunity to explore an interest or improve advanced skills. Students can also minor in performing arts through an academic program that integrates performing experience with classroom studies.

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Fall 2015 Performance Preview

COF Jazz Band presents “Movie Night”
Enjoy jazz and fusion favorites, as well as film clips from movies that featured these great tunes.
Date and location TBD

COF Chorus presents Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, and holiday favorites
Friday, November 13, 2015, at 7:30 PM
Emmanuel Chapel, Administration Building, Emmanuel College

Featuring organist Bill Geha, the COF Chorus presents Fauré’s great Requiem, as well as fun music for the holiday season.

COF Orchestra presents Fall 2015 Orchestra Concert
Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 7:30 PM
Alumnae Hall, Simmons College Residential Campus

The orchestra will take off racing with the William Tell Overture, perform the ever-popular Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah, travel to Italy with Mendelssohn’s first movement of his Italian Symphony, and celebrate the opening of the new Star Wars movie with John Williams’ iconic score.

COF Dance Project presents Fall 2015 Dance Project Performances
Friday, November 20, 2015, at 7:30 PM
Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, MassArt
Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 3:00 PM
Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, MassArt

Experience the exuberance of the COF Dance Project!  Over 150 students perform energized works in a variety of dance styles:  tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and – new this year – Afro-Contemporary.  Get your tickets early, performances sell out!

COF Theater Project presents the COF Cabaret Theater ‘15
December 4-6, 2015
Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave, MassArt

Come to the cabaret!  The COF Theater Project presents cabaret theater like you’ve never heard it before, with live music and pop and show tunes – Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, and more – combined with powerfully dramatic and humorous one act plays!

Fall 2015 Start Dates:

COF Jazz Band: The COF Jazz Band rehearses every Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, starting Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Alumnae Hall on the Simmons Residential Campus. No audition is necessary.

COF OrchestraThe COF Orchestra rehearses every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Auditions will be held on Thursday, September 10 and 17, 2015. To audition, please contact Kathleen Berger at Rehearsals begin on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:30 PM in Alumnae Hall on the Simmons Residential Campus.

COF Dance Project: Required online registration opens at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Rehearsals start the week of Sunday, September 13, 2015.  For registration information, please visit:

COF Chorus: Rehearsals start on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Emmanuel College Chapel. No audition is necessary.

COF Theater Project: Open rehearsals start on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in Tower Auditorium at MassArt, 610 Huntington Ave.