Performing Arts

Our students improvise soaring jazz solos, play in orchestras and choreograph dance routines.

Students in a dance class

Let your passions take center stage

You'll explore and expand your dance and musical skills through applied practice — in groups like our student orchestra, gospel choir, dance ensemble, and jazz band.

You'll be able to immerse yourself in Boston's extensive music scene, whether you are interested in hip hop or Handel.

Designed to complement majors from biology to math to arts administration, you'll find a way to express yourself here.

The Colleges of the Fenway minor in performing arts integrates performing experiences with classroom study of the performing arts: dance, music, theater, and performance art. The minor includes study, observation, and practice of the performing arts. It consists of a required introductory course, Introduction to Performing Arts, three discipline-specific courses (dance, music, and theater), and one upper-level course, as well as three semesters of an approved performance ensemble. Please visit for details. Contact Professor Gregory Slowik, the Simmons College performing arts advisor, for more information.

Spotlight on Performing Arts Students and Alums

Headshot of Kalei Porter

Kalei Porter '20 Takes her Research to the Coral Reefs of Samoa

Kalei Porter '20 is a keynote speaker at the 2020 Undergraduate Symposium!