In the Department of Visual and Performing Arts you will find many exciting opportunities to work, play, advance or discover your craft in Theatre, Music, Dance, and Art. Here at Le Moyne College we work together to form an exciting, challenging, and nurturing environment that is both encouraging and welcoming. We hope you will join us in our celebration of the arts, whether it be as a participant or an audience member.

Vision Statement

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Le Moyne College believes that creative expression enhances awareness of the world around us and reflects the basic human search for meaning. We value the pursuit of artistic expression through its processes and forms as fundamental to the development of individuals and their communities.

Mission Statement

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Le Moyne College provides all students opportunities for artistic engagement by offering instruction, participation in, and exposure to its component disciplines. The department inspires, challenges, and encourages students to combine creative and intellectual learning by communicating through the languages of art, music, theatre, and dance.


Student Art

IN THE SUMMERTIME: COLLECTIVE WORK, May 10th thru Sept. 15th. 
W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts
Work from students in the Visual Arts are displayed in the PAC over the summer. 


Theater Arts Students

The Boot and Buskin Theatre Club
Founded in 1949, Boot and Buskin is the oldest theatre group on campus and is the primary vehicle for student theatrical activity. There are three mainstage faculty-directed productions each year with participation open to students in all majors. A student staff of 10-12 provide management and technical support to these shows as well as for other events.
Major Arcana
Great theatre challenges us, inspires us, and moves us. It calls us to look at ourselves and at our place in the world, and to consider how we can best realize our fullest potential. Perhaps most critically, theatre teaches us. To that end, the goal of Major Arcana is theatre of the students, by the students, and for the students and Le Moyne community. Its goal is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in all areas of a theatrical production and to engage them in the theatrical community of Central New York. To accomplish this goal, students produce, direct, and manage all aspects of any Major Arcana production.
No Scripts Attached
This student-run troupe is open to everyone with an interest in creating original improvised and devised works. 



Student Musicians

Le Moyne College Symphony Orchestra
The LCSO boasts full instrumentation (featuring strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) and performs multiple concerts both on and off campus each academic year. The orchestra performs music from all genres, including classical, film, pop, and everything in between.

Le Moyne College Rock Ensemble
The Le Moyne Rock Ensemble explores the world of rock music from 1955 to the present. Students listen to, discuss, and arrange songs, in addition to collaborating on original songwriting. Rehearsals culminate in a public performance. 

Le Moyne College Jazz Ensemble
Performing concerts at the end of each semester, the Le Moyne College Jazz Ensemble aims to replicate the classic big band sound (think Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, etc.). Instrumentation consists of saxophones, trumpets, and trombones (with an occasional flute or clarinet) and a rhythm section of piano, bass, guitar, and drums.

Le Moyne College Jazzuits
Specializing in vocal jazz repertoire and songs from the Great American Songbook, the Jazzuits are very active with performances on and off the Le Moyne campus as well as participating in jazz festivals and workshops.

The Le Moyne College Singers
The Le Moyne College Singers specializes in musical theatre and contemporary repertoire. It is open to singers from the entire Le Moyne community including students, faculty, and staff, and performs multiple concerts throughout the year. 

The Le Moyne College Chamber Singers
This group specializes in a mostly classical repertoire, including madrigals, operettas, and works by modern classical composers, and consists of 16 voices or less. The Chamber Singers perform concerts at the end of each semester. 

Le Moyne College A Cappella: Fermata Nowhere
Founded in 2009, Fermata Nowhere is the College’s student-run, co-ed a cappella group. Performing popular music hits, Fermata offers its audiences fun-filled performances packed with enthusiasm and showmanship. 


Dance Student

The Le Moyne Student Dance Company
Dance is a form of exercise – and self-expression. It has been called “the hidden language of the soul.” The members of Le Moyne Student Dance Company know this, and live by it. The dancers undertake a variety of styles, including jazz, modern and tap; create their own choreography; and hold public performances on campus. Their efforts are buoyed by the regular dance classes that are held at Le Moyne, and their artistry lifts up those around them.

Dolphin Steppers
The Dolphin Steppers use various creative mediums, including step routines, to help bring about a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity on campus and the surrounding community. The theme of the Dolphin Steppers is Unity through Diversity.  They consider themselves educators as well as performers.

Le Moyne Dance Team
The Le Moyne Dance Team is a spirited group of students who typically perform at half-time during home athletic events



Visual Art

Visual Arts Student

Art Club
Students with an interest in visual art meet frequently during the semester to further their creative pursuits in various group activities. Participants from all majors are welcome to explore and gain greater understanding of the visual arts.

Please Join Us!

For more information about upcoming theatre events, concerts, performances, activities, and other opportunities, join us for our weekly Arts Assembly Meetings every Friday afternoon each semester at 4:00pm in the 219 classroom at the Performing Arts Center (PAC). For details, please call (315) 445-4523.