Performing Arts

Students can participate in a variety of performing arts opportunities at the University of Iowa. Whether, it’s joining the Hawkeye Marching Band, signing up to perform in one of the UI’s performance student organizations, or performing a solo or ensemble there are numerous ways to showcase your talents and get involved both on and off campus!

The Division of Performing Arts is part of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and includes Art Share, the Department of DanceSchool of Music, and the Department of Theatre Arts. Several student organizations exist dedicated to the performing arts as well. Sign into OrgSync to start searching for the performing arts student organization that interests you!

Performing Arts Opportunities on Campus

Music Opportunities

From new music to jazz, and from symphonic classics to opera, there are at least two dozen groups for which musically inclined students may audition.

Dance Opportunities

Gain dance experience in areas ranging from modern to ballet to jazz and funk on stage at Iowa.

Theatrical Opportunities

UI undergraduates become involved quickly in classes and productions. All students are invited to audition for every play.

Arts Share

Arts Share offers schools and communities around the state a variety of opportunities, including interactive performances, workshops, readings, residencies and master classes. Our artists have traveled as far as Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Buffalo Center, Keokuk and Lamoni to present in their chosen field. We have visited 77 of the state's 99 counties, and continue to grow.

Performing Arts Opportunities within the Iowa City community: