Updates from this weekend’s Kickoff, hosted by Columbia University Performing Arts League.

The performing arts are alive and well at Columbia this fall! This weekend, students and representatives from performing arts groups gathered at Kickoff to learn more about audition and interview processes, rehearsal formats, and production dates for this fall. The majority of the information, including relevant interest forms for each group, can be found on this Google doc.

To give you a sense of each group’s work, we’ve linked their social media information below.


Bach Society

Columbia Classical Performers

Columbia University Wind Ensemble

New Music

New Opera Workshop


Black Theater Ensemble

Columbia University Players

Columbia Musical Theatre Society

Latenite Theater

King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe


The Varsity Show

New And Original Material Authored And Directed By Students (NOMADS)


Columbia Ballet Collaborative

Columbia University Ballet Ensemble

Orchesis: A Dance Group

Orchesis Performance, 2017 via Bwog Archives