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Student Arts Organizations

The performances, exhibitions, films, and conversations offered by BabsonARTS are designed to be not just entertaining, but also to shine a spotlight on global issues, social and environmental concerns, the creative process, and the arts as a business. Whether purely for the joy of creative expression, or to challenge you intellectually and entrepreneurially, the arts and cultural offerings at Babson add significant color and texture to campus life.

BabsonARTS offers a wide variety of world-class arts events for you to attend—and you’ll always have an opportunity to interact with the visiting artists through discussions and Q&As before or after the performance. You also may take advantage of arts offerings at neighboring Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering and Wellesley College, as well as the many world-class museums and performing arts offerings in nearby Boston and Cambridge.

Student-run arts activities give students the opportunity to plan, manage, and perform in shows of their choosing, taking advantage of Babson’s professional artists, technical staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.

For the most current information, visit Babson Engage or the social media pages of each group.

Theater

The Empty Space Theater (TEST)

Babson's premier co-curricular theater company is The Empty Space Theater (TEST). All TEST productions are directed by Babson faculty members or theater professionals with the aim of producing compelling, thought provoking, and socially relevant theater.  Plays produced by TEST are taught in Babson classes across the curriculum.  The company produces not only full-scale plays and musicals but also offers production assistance for other theatrical events such as readings of student work and performances of acting and theater classes.

Contact: Professor Beth Wynstra

The Babson Players

The Babson Players is the oldest and only student-run theater organization on campus. The players produce on two student-selected shows each year typically a fall comedy and spring musical, as well as offer a variety of other performing arts opportunities. All Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students are welcome to audition.

Contact: Ben Luippold

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Music

The Rocket Pitches

The Rocket Pitches is an audition-based a capella group at Babson College, consisting of male and female singers. They perform current/popular pop songs at various events, and host a spring recital at the end of March. The Rocket Pitches brings together singers at Babson College who enjoy performing and sharing their vocal abilities. 

Contact: Jennifer Bailey

Piano Practice Rooms

Note that the Piano Practice Room Agreement must be signed at the Sorenson Offices before access is granted.

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Dance

Babson Asian Pacific Student Association (BAPSA)

BAPSA produces East Meets West, a cultural showcase of dance, music, and performances on stage at the Carling-Sorenson Theater during the Spring semester.

Contact: Amir Reza

Babson Dance Ensemble (BDE)

BDE is a student dance organization that produces a dance concert in early December and a spring concert in April. Contact BDE about auditions and membership at bde@babson.edu.

Contact: Dawna Dewire

South Asian Student Association (AMAN)

AMAN produces two cultural shows incorporating music and dance on stage at the Carling-Sorenson Theater each year.

Contact: Cheryl Kirschner

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