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Creative and Performing Arts Student Organizations

Creative and Performing Arts Student Organizations

  • 11th Hour Theatre Company

    11th Hour Theatre Company is for students to be able to create art with skills learned in the classroom. A group like this, designed specifically for educational purposes, will help bolster the wide array of opportunities available to Otterbein students and allow students hands-on experience with outside projects, scripted and new, that many desire when not working on mainstage productions. Contact for more information.
  • Cap and Dagger

    The purpose of Cap and Dagger shall be to foster the dramatic arts on the campus of Otterbein University and to advance the interests of students involved in productions of and the activities surrounding the Otterbein University Theatre program. Contact for more information.
  • Kappa Kappa Psi

    Kappa Kappa Psi promotes the existence and welfare of the college and university bands and cultivates at large a wholesome respect for their activities and achievement. Individuals who are members of University bands and meet eligibility requirements are invited to join this honorary. Contact for more information.
  • Mainstage Improv Troupe

    Mainstage Improv is a student-run comedy troup whose mission is to entertain students throughout the semester in a fun, free, and friendly atmosphere. The organization holds auditions for membership at various times throughout the academic year. Contact for more information.
  • Ottertuned

    Ottertuned is a mixed, student-run pop a cappella group that is open for all Otterbein students to participate in. Information about auditions is shared with the Otterbein community regularly. Contact for more information.
  • Quiz & Quill

    Quiz & Quill is Otterbein's student literary magazine with a staff comprised entirely of Otterbein students, and publications containing creative pieces written by students. We pride ourselves on showcasing quality work and literary citizenship through our semesterly publications (one to two smaller ones in the fall, and then our larger spring magazine) and events (such as "Haiku Death Match" and "Hoodlums & Hipsters"). Contact for more information.
  • Starving Artists

    This organization promotes the appreciation and education of art throughout the Otterbein community as well as to promote and develop the artwork of Otterbein art students. To fulfill their mission, Starving Artists offers an open membership to any person at Otterbein who is interested in promoting and developing a self-and off campus, and community outreach programs with area schools. Contact for more information.
For more information about these organizations, please contact the Center for Student Involvement at CSI@otterbein.edu.

More Involvement Opportunities in Creative & Performing Arts

Music Ensembles

Otterbein's outstanding Department of Music sponsors many instrumental and vocal ensembles. Membership is open to all students, including non-majors, although initial or annual auditions are required for some ensembles. Visit the Department of Music's webpage for details about the many ensembles at Otterbein which include:
  • Bands (Marching Band & Pep Band)
  • Chamber Music
  • Choirs
  • Jazz
  • Keyboard
  • Opera
  • Orchestras

Student Media & Publications
Otterbein students have various opportunities to contribute to publications and media endeavors from poetry to radio there's something for everyone.



/ Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement is located in the Campus Center.

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Colette Masterson
e/ cmasterson@otterbein.edu
p/ 614.823.3202