ARTS STUDENT ORGS
ACAMAZING AT UCSD
Founded in 2010, Acamazing is a co-ed a cappella group at UC San Diego! From arrangements of Disney tunes to Queen’s anthems, we cover a wide range of music in performances on and off campus. Previously, Acamazing has competed in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCAs), performed at conferences, and entertained students and faculty. We’re proud to foster a creative and engaging space for our members and audiences.
Founded in 2002 by Bobby Koga and Reid Matsuoka, Asayake Taiko is UCSD's only Japanese drumming group. Asayake is the Japanese word for “morning glow,” a word reflecting our performance style. Within our club, we emphasize an environment of inclusivity and a safe learning space for all. Through performances both on and off campus, we aim to increase the exposure and understanding of Japanese culture in the San Diego community.
BALLET FOLKLORICO LA JOYA DE MEXICO
Ballet Folklorico La Joya de Mexico is a student led recreational dance organization that teaches and showcases the art of Mexican Folkloric dance.
FAIR PLAY THEATRE COMPANY
We are a student run, collaborative, ensemble company. This year, we are embarking on a year long Shakespearean project with masterclasses from graduate and undergraduate faculty, and PhD and Master Candidates. We are also hoping to hold an educational outreach with local secondary schools in the Spring Quarter. We have opportunities for students to perform, work in our creative team and help with educational development.
FIVE MILLENNIA ORCHESTRA
At FMO, we offer students opportunities to learn and to perform traditional and popular Chinese music styles. Moreover, students can create new music with culturally diverse styles. We not only have our own performances and events on and off campus, but we also hold fun outings. FMO is a platform to innovate, to collaborate with one another, and to bring together Chinese music lovers!
Found Space is a production company dedicated to amplifying the voices and presence of BIPOC artists at UC San Diego. We stand committed to fostering a community of artists from all levels and backgrounds. We produce not only theatre but experiment with opportunities in filmmaking, writing, and directing.
KOTX is THE K-Pop community at UCSD. Founded in 2015, KOTX’s mission is to provide a welcoming environment and to spread Korean Culture through the art of K-pop. Everyone's Invited! Always having fun and going crazy, Let’s get KOTX!
The Muir Musical Ensemble is dedicated to developing exciting, innovative, and quality musical theatre experiences at UC San Diego, in a community that supports individual and artistic growth amongst all who are involved.
Recently honored as the 2018 Outstanding Student Organization of the Year at UC San Diego, Muir Musical strives to produce Broadway-scale musicals on an annual basis as an entirely student-run organization. Muir Musical is proud to be the largest student-directed and produced musical theatre event on campus, comprised of over 70 students per year between all areas of the musical: cast, crew, production team, and orchestra. It is through the work of so many talented, passionate students that the "Muir Musical Experience" can continue to be a staple of so many students' college experiences at UC San Diego.
SYMPHONIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Symphonic Student Association at UCSD (SSA) is a student-run organization committed to fostering a community for students and community members who share an interest in classical music. SSA also strives to make classical music more accessible in the community by presenting regular free concerts and workshops both on and off campus. SSA primarily rehearses its own chamber ensembles and presents quarterly showcases at the Che Cafe. SSA selects music from various genres within classical music and aims to provide a great experience for both musicians and the audience regardless of prior exposure to classical music. SSA is also the primary social platform for the UCSD Chamber Orchestra and hosts social events open to the entire UCSD community. In addition, SSA regularly performs at various gigs, local senior homes, and children’s centers. We have ways for you to be involved with SSA whether or not you play an instrument or not!
TRITON A CAPPELLA COMMUNITY (tACC)
tACC is the community for a cappella groups at UC San Diego, facilitating special events to promote a cappella singing such as auditions, concerts, fundraisers, and music workshops.
UCSD ZOR is the UCSD's official Hindi Fusion/Bollywood dance team. The team began as a way to spread South Asian culture through various styles of dance and has had the opportunity to compete nationally alongside top intercollegiate teams. Our family of dancers strive to excel academically and on stage, as we showcase our united passion for dance, make memories, and take pride in South Asian culture!