Every semester, roughly 1,200 students come to the Couch building to take Music courses or participate in performance ensembles. Approximately 30 graduate students are in and out of the building every day working on projects and classwork. You don’t have to look far to find students hard at work on their studies, playing in an ensemble, or just practicing an instrument in their free time -- at any time of day.
The School of Music also serves as home for a variety of student organizations, all of which serve special purposes. Whether you’re looking to provide service, get more involved with an ensemble, or simply make new friends, there’s a place for you in one of the following organizations:
Georgia Tech Choirs - Wanna sing? Join a Georgia Tech Choir! Vocal and choral groups include the Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Chorus, Chorale, and Chamber Choir.
Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra – The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra (GTSO), includes a full orchestra, and a Chamber Strings group. Additionally, the orchestra program provides access to master classes, professional engagements, and recording opportunities. Members enjoy social aspects through informal dinners and parties.
Georgia Tech Band Club – Serves as a forum to carry out service and social activities for Georgia Tech Athletic Bands.
Kappa Kappa Psi, Iota – An honorary band service fraternity.
Tau Beta Sigma, Epsilon Theta – A national honorary sorority for band members, with a focus on fostering music appreciation, academic achievement, and providing outstanding service to the members of the Georgia Tech Band, the Georgia Tech community, and the community at large.
Pi Epsilon Phi – An honorary choral service fraternity whose mission is to improve collegiate vocal ensembles by fostering leadership, high performance standards, service, organization, unity, and brotherhood. Services to the choirs include organizing choir music libraries, hosting choir social activities, and assisting choirs in concert receptions, set-up, and break-down.
Friends of the School
There are many more organizations that make music on campus. While not directly affiliated with the School of Music, they all play major roles in the story of music at Georgia Tech.
Art Matters - Art Matters is a student collective focused on the arts movement at Georgia Tech. We are here to (1) create enriching art experiences within Tech's ecosystem, (2) provide a voice for the student artist community, and (3) enhance the campus perception and actionable value of art at a student, academic, and institutional level - all in a way that has never been formally done before.
Nothin’ But Treble, Georgia Tech’s premiere all-female a cappella group, was founded in 1998 by Dipika Jain as part of the Georgia Tech A Cappella Club, along with the guys’ a cappella group Sympathetic Vibrations (est. 1997). The group is made up of a variety of Georgia Tech students from Engineering and Biology to STAC majors. There are typically 10 to 12 active members ranging from Freshmen to Graduate students.
Sympathetic Vibrations is an all-male a cappella group founded in the Fall of 1997 by James Clawson. We usually have 12-15 active members as well as some members who are on co-op rotations or other various diversions. We rehearse three times a week and sing music arranged by members and alumni of the group. We perform at various events on Georgia Tech’s campus, in Atlanta, and across the state of Georgia. We also hold a few of our own concerts at various campus venues each semester.
Aarohi is an organization that brings together like-minded individuals passionate about Indian Classical Music. All skill levels and Indian classical music styles welcome.
With a repertoire as diverse and fun as its members, Infinite Harmony, Georgia Tech's mixed a capella group, brings to its performances a love of music, a taste of fun, and a hint of insanity. All of our music is arranged by past and present members, and we regularly perform at events at Georgia Tech and around Atlanta.
WREK is the entirely student managed, operated and engineered radio station at Georgia Tech. We broadcast 24/7 from the GT Student Center on 91.1 FM with 100,000 watts throughout Atlanta in addition to streaming online with a 14-day archive. WREK has been broadcasting since March 25th, 1968. Since then, names, faces, and clothing fashions may have changed, but the station-wide philosophy of providing diverse, quality programming to the Atlanta area and the world at large has remained unwavering.
Under The Couch is a student-run music venue on the Georgia Tech Campus. We regularly have shows for Tech and Non-Tech students alike (although the shows are almost always free for Tech students!). The venue is run by the Musician’s Network organization.