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Arts and Media Organizations
  • Arts Fraternities and Sororities

    These fraternities and sororities focus on brotherhood and sisterhood based in developing each other in the arts and values. 

    Inter-Fraternal Music Council  
    Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Beta and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia have agreed to the following statement: We firmly believe that there are equally important roles for Phi Beta, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Tau Beta Sigma to fulfill on any campus where our chapters mutually exist, now or in the future. Each organization possesses a distinct mission and, as a result, fulfills a unique and vital role in the musical environment of a college campus. It is not acceptable for any of our organizations’ members, chapters, or local leaders to take actions that would inhibit the creation or success of any of these organizations at any campus. We believe it is important that the members of our organizations recognize and respect each group’s purpose, rich history, and valued place in the framework of colleges and universities throughout the country. Furthermore, we expect our members to demonstrate their respect for each other through genuine friendships and honest cooperation to further the advancement of music and the success of our respective goals. 

    Phi Beta 
    Phi Beta is a national professional fraternal organization dedicated to promoting the best in the creative and performing arts, developing the highest type of humanity through service. Phi Beta is unique in encompassing all art forms, their histories and therapies. We provide widened horizons of artistic expression through collegiate and alumni experiences.
    Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 
    The object of this Fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit, the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students, the advancement of music in America, and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.
    Sigma Alpha Iota 
    Sigma Alpha Iota is the international women's music fraternity, and is over 100 years old. SAI is an organization which promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music. Members of SAI are active in all areas of campus music and campus life, working closely with faculty, administration, campus and community groups, music professionals and patrons. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact. The Capital University chapter is the Kappa Tau chapter, and is the recipient of many national service awards.
    Tau Beta Sigma 
    Tau Beta Sigma's Mission Statement is "We provide exceptional service to collegiate bands and promote equality and diversity, including empowering women in the band profession. We cultivate leadership, educational achievement, music appreciation and community development."

    The Chimes

    The Chimes is a weekly, student-produced newspaper providing students, faculty and staff with campus news that focuses on the needs and interests of the campus while reporting news accurately, truthfully and professionally.

    The ReCap

    The ReCap (formerly Dionysia) is a student-run literary and arts magazine, available via both Web and print.  The ReCap staff receives and evaluates prose, poetry, art and music submissions from current students, faculty and staff.  It is available each spring on the same day as the annual undergraduate symposium

    Music Ensembles

    Music plays an important role in the lives of many Capital University students, and the Conservatory of Music provides students with a variety of ensemble performance opportunities. You do not need to be a music major to be a member of one of the ensembles. All students of the University may participate if they qualify.


    Students should prepare a contest level solo or challenging etude. In addition, students will be asked to play scales and to sight-read.


    Please contact the conservatory of music for information regarding the music ensembles.  

    Large Concert Ensembles

    • Big Band
    • Capital/Bexley Orchestra
    • Symphonic Winds
    • Wind Symphony 

    Small and Medium Ensembles

    • Flute Choir 
    • Small Jazz Ensemble 
    • Double Reed Ensemble 
    • MIDI Band 
    • Clarinet Choir 
    • Jazz Combo 
    • Brass Choir 
    • Guitar Ensembles 
    • Trumpet Choir 
    • Pep Band 
    • Horn Choir 
    • Percussion Ensemble 
    • Trombone Choir 
    • Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble 

    Vocal Concert Ensembles

    • Chapel Choir 
    • Choral Union 
    • Chordsmen
    • Philomel
    • Women’s Chorus   


    • Opera/Music Theatre Worshop 
    • Vocal Jazz Ensemble 


    For more information about Capital's music ensembles, contact the following faculty at 614-236-6411 

    Orchesis Dance Ensemble

    This organization is designed for those interested in dance and movement. The organization sponsors dance workshops, and gathers to celebrate dance. Each year two recitals are performed by the members of Orchesis. 

    University Theatre

    University Theatre produces various plays, musicals, performance pieces and improvisational comedy shows throughout the year.  Auditions and opportunities to work behind the scenes are open to anyone who is interested and wants to learn.