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Student Groups

Music Society

The Music Society is a student-run organization that supports non-academic musical activities at Salem State University. It is open to anyone who has an interest in any aspect of music. The Music Society is sponsored by the Salem State University Program Council and recognized by the Student Government Association. If you are interested in more information, contact Nick Giarratani, faculty advisor.


A capella

Ssockapella is the first and only a capella ensemble at Salem State. It is a club composed of three different groups. The main group is Ssockapella, a co-ed ensemble. There is also all-male ensemble called Mancapella and an all-female ensemble called The ViQueens. All three ensembles create their own original arrangements of songs from many different genres of music. The groups perform at many events both on and off campus. Ssockapella is all about having fun while using creativity and musical skill to create an amazing sound. For more information, visit student involvement. 


Pep Band

The Salem State Pep Band is a student organization that provides spirit and entertainment with high-energy music selections at select Salem State Basketball and Hockey games. The volunteer group is a fun and exciting way to participate in Salem State athletics with the purpose of exciting the crowd and providing support to our basketball and hockey teams. Students who play in the pep band are paid an hourly wage under either Federal Work Study (if applicable) or institutional funds. For information on the pep band, contact Amy McGlothlin, faculty advisor.  


American College Dance Association

Each year a group of students travel with faculty to attend the American College Dance Association Conference, where students from other regional colleges and universities gather to perform, engage in dance classes, and discuss the current field of dance. 


National Honors Society For Dance Arts

Exceptional students are initiated into this dance honors society run through the National Dance Education Organization. Students must achieve a 3.5 GPA in their dance courses and meet criteria in the categories of artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement. 


Repertory Dance Theater

Repertory Dance Theater (RDT), a student club recognized by the campus Student Government Association (SGA), is comprised of six student board members, one dance faculty member, and 40-50 student members. The club is one of the largest SGA organizations on campus and holds a performance at the end of each semester. Students audition before the RDT board to be accepted into the club and dance performance pieces. The group is open to all Salem State students in good standing and is entirely student-run. 

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