Media, Arts & Cultural Organizations
The Department of Theatre and Dance presents an extensive, open-to-the-public production
program which includes a children's musical, a dance concert, a joint production with
the Africana Studies Department, and numerous other plays and musicals. Auditions
for these productions are open to students enrolled for a minimum of credits at the
College, and all interested students are encouraged to audition. Audition notices
are posted on the Call Board in the Theatre (Building W).
The Music Department invites students to participate in various performance groups.The
following are open to all students without audition: Orchestra,Concert Band, Chorus,
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Big Band. Other music ensembles are open to students by audition:
Vocal Ensemble Chamber Choir), Chamber Ensemble and Jazz Improv Ensemble. Two additional
groups are limited to students in the music degree program: Percussion, Ensemble and
Classical Guitar Ensemble. Community members and interested high school students may
join some of our performing groups. For more information, call the Department at 516.572.7446.
In addition to performances by the above ensembles, the Music Department presents
several student recitals each semester, as well as faculty concerts and recitals by
renowned guest artists.
The Creative Writing Project of the English Department sponsors a wide range of activities
for student writers. These include the projects of the Creative Writing Club, which
produces the annual student literary magazine and holds regular meetings, public readings
by students and distinguished visiting writers, group or individual use of a student
publication center and resource room housing computer facilities and materials, such
as recordings and magazines, and publication of an annual newsletter high-lighting
campus literary events and creative work by students. In addition, the Writing Workshop
of the English Department hosts ESL group meetings in which topics of current interest
are informally discussed by native and non-native speakers of English. (These groups
are sponsored jointly by the Reading, Communications, and English Departments.)
College Radio Station, WHPC 90.3 FM
The College radio station, WHPC (90.3 FM), operating 24- hours a day, maintains three
studios (recording, news, and "on the air") for the broadcasting of information of
importance and interest to the community including College courses for credit, news,
interviews, music, and educational informational programming. The studios are equipped
with state-of-the-art recording equipment including the latest digital audio and recording
equipment. The station receives the Associated Press News service via satellite. These
resources are comparable to those found in many commercial radio stations.
Student volunteer applicants are tested for their voice quality. Auditions are held
weekly during the semester on Thursday, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
for students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. Student volunteers operate
in all areas of the station, which provides a quality radio broadcast to all of Nassau
and parts of Suffolk, Queens, Brooklyn, and New York City.
The Art Department provides a number of cultural activities to students, the College
community and the public. The Art, Photography and Computer Graphics Clubs invite
guest artists to speak on campus and take field trips to galleries and museums. Other
Department activities include Firehouse Gallery exhibitions by nationally and internationally
known artists and craftsmen all of which are open to the public. The Firehouse Gallery
also sponsors annual faculty and student shows as well as open competitions. The work
of both students and gallery artists is regularly featured in the display cases in
Building G as well as the College Center Building. In addition, the Art Forum lecture
series sponsors demonstrations, lectures, films and visiting artists throughout the