Carthage has more than 130 student clubs and organizations through which students can get involved, explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform customer service. See a full list of Carthage student organizations on The Harbor, our website for student organizations.
Carthage music students have the opportunity to perform in a variety of choral and instrumental ensembles. Learn more about Carthage ensembles. Other music-related student organizations on campus include:
Lambda Kappa, Professional Music Fraternity, is a co-ed organization for students who have a love for music. The organization is open to all students who are involved in a musical ensemble on or off-campus whether or not they are a music major or minor. The purpose of this fraternity is to encourage high standards in creativity, performance, and education of music, and to advocate collective support of all endeavors of students of music.
NAfME: The National Association for Music Education — Carthage Chapter
Carthage has a chapter of NAfME The National Association for Music Education, which has recently become an active organization on campus. The focus of the group is to help prepare music education students for their chosen profession through bi-weekly meetings, professional development opportunities, and service projects within the music department on campus and in the community. It is a priority of the members of NAfME to become competent and caring educators in the field of music to enrich the lives of students.
Carthage Handbell Choir
The Carthage Handbell Choir is a student-led and directed ensemble on campus. This group is a wonderful opportunity for students of all majors to get together and play handbells. The group performs for various services during the semester, including Wednesday Chapel services on campus, as well as leading worship at local churches. The group first started in the spring of 2009 when a generous donation was made to Carthage for the specific use of buying a set of handbells. This group continues to grow each semester and has become a prominent performing ensemble on campus.
Maximum Capacity is a new student-led male a capella group which started on campus in the spring of 2011. Any male is eligible to audition for this group regardless of his major or minor. Maximum Capacity sings a variety of songs and performs them around campus.
The CarthaChords is the all-women’s acapella group at Carthage. The group performs on and around Carthage and is meant for young women who want to grow together as a group in the path of musicianship and as musically inclined individuals. Auditions are held in the fall of each academic year.