Music and Arts Organizations and Activities

  • Big Band performs three times per year and utilizes standard big band instrumentation.
  • Cardinal Athletic Band is open to any student who plays a musical instrument. It instills school spirit throughout the College community and at athletic events.
  • Cardinal Chorus is for students who enjoy singing, but may not be declared music majors.
  • Cardinal Dance Company is a performance-based group of students who share a passion for dance.
  • The Company performs student-directed studio and independent productions and participates in the American College Theater Festival (Region V).
  • Concert Choir members are selected by audition and perform at public events during the year.
  • Concert Winds and Chamber Winds members are selected by audition. They have earned outstanding reputations for technical, precision and outstanding musicality.
  • College Union Activities Board (CUAB) is student-run programming that provides a variety of recreational, social, cultural and mainstage programs.
  • Jazz Combos focuses on improvisation within a small jazz ensemble setting, instructed by jazz faculty and spans the entire spectrum of jazz styles.
  • Jazz Club promotes the tradition of jazz music on campus. The club provides people the opportunity to interact and explore this music through events such as jam sessions, master classes and trips to see professional jazz concerts.
  • Love Your Melon Campus Crew is a crew of college students determined to improve the lives of children battling cancer.
  • NCC Swing Dance Society educates students in the many styles of swing dance.
  • North Central College Composer’s Consortium is a group of composers and musicians who bring and share ideas with each other and the community and who support the art of composition throughout the campus.
  • Opera Workshop presents opera or musical theatre selections each year, giving advanced students in-depth experiences.
  • Students Lost In Pottery (SLIP) is for any student interested in ceramic arts.
  • Student Art Show is an opportunity for students to present their work in College exhibit spaces.
  • There’s Something About Books is working to foster a welcoming environment in which book lovers can gather and share in a common passion. Members select and read novels covering a variety of authors and genres, discuss their thoughts and opinions and explore ideas outside their comfort zones.
  • The Union is a venue for spiritually and socially significant expressions of music, film and art, located in downtown Naperville.
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble focuses on improvisation within a vocal ensemble context.
  • Voices of Praise Gospel Choir provides worship through traditional African-American gospel music.
  • Women’s Chorale is a vocal ensemble with a reputation of innovative concert programming and staging. Members are selected by audition.