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Perform With Your Pack

All courses, including our dance companies and music ensembles, are open to every student at NC State. With over 60 classes to choose from, more than 20 performing groups and dozens of student organizations, we provide opportunities that meet you where you are. Whether you’re hoping to pursue a serious study of your art form or just want to get together with new friends who share your passions and interests, you can continue performing no matter what major you choose.

In the Department of Performing Arts and Technology, we believe music and movement are essential expressions of the human experience. We’re here to help you follow your interests wherever they lead, and inspire lifelong involvement in the arts. The dance and music community at NC State is vibrant and welcoming. Come join your Pack.

[The department] has been my main community since coming to college. I’ve bonded with the other students in marching band, pep band and symphonic band every year.

Miranda Smith

Business Administration and Economics, 2022

Take Your Study Further With a Minor

The Department of Performing Arts and Technology offers a minor in arts entrepreneurship along with a minor in dance and a minor in music. Both the dance minor and the music minor have two available tracks in performance or general studies.

dancers in a studio.

Student Organizations

Many of our affiliated student organizations provide opportunities to perform with a group of student-performers who share your specific interests. Learn about our student-run vocal groups and clubs.

a cappella group sing on stage together.

Resources for Students

Whether you’re enrolling in one of our performing groups or just looking for a place to get your fingers on the keys of a piano for an hour, we have resources to help you continue making music at NC State. All NC State students are eligible to reserve practice rooms at Price Music Center. Instrument rentals are available for students enrolled in our ensembles or pursuing a music performance minor.

Think and Do the Audition

You have everything to gain by going for that audition (and we’re so not scary). Take the leap. Find dates, requirements and contact information on our audition page and come join our Pack.