The Arts at Bentley University provides opportunities for students to supplement their intensive business studies with art-related activities and events including workshops, the various performing arts & lecture events and through involvement in the art-related student organizations on campus. Additionally, this program aims to bring together all members of the Bentley community through common interests and mutual appreciation for the arts.
The Bowles Performing Arts Series consists of performing-arts-related events aimed at expanding the cultural horizons of members of the Bentley Community and Patrons of the Arts in the Greater Waltham and Boston area. Please visit the Bowles site for more information.
Arts Workshop Series - The Arts at Bentley is proud to announce the opportunity for students, faculty and staff at all skill levels to attend an arts workshop! These sessions will include instruction from high-caliber musicians, artists and more. Brush up on old skills, learn new ones, or simply attend and observe! Space is limited, so please RSVP via email GA_Arts@bentley.edu.
The Friday Concert Series features performances by exceptional regional and nationally-touring musicians. This series offers members of the Bentley community an opportunity to come together before the start of the weekend and enjoy live music in the student center.
Arts Instructors-in-Residence offers the opportunity for all members of the Bentley Community (faculty, staff, students) to receive top-notch instruction from professionals who are masters of their craft! Learn something new, build onto existing skill-sets, or plan a fun/educational event with friends centered on learning something creative! One-on-One and group instruction is available, and all Instructors are available by appointment. Detailed information on Instructors is listed here. Please email GA_Arts@bentley.edu if interested.
The Summer Lunch Series - This series is intended to provide for faculty, staff, and other members of the Bentley community the opportunity to enjoy a reduced-fee lunch under the LaCava Tent with live music, and a fun outdoor atmosphere. This is typically a three-part series which takes place during the summer months after Commencement and before the start of the academic year.
3rd Sundays at 3 - WPO associate conductor Douglas McRay Daniels will be presenting his 3rd Sundays @ 3 series here on the Bentley University campus for the 2012-2013 season! These concerts are free and open to the public. Please click on the links for more information. 3rd Sundays @ 3 Schedule.
The Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra and Bentley University Partnership provides an outlet for Bentley students interested in performing orchestral music in a fun and challenging atmosphere. Perfect for students who are looking for a place to continue their musical endeavors. Please click here for more information.
The Lecture Series features noteworthy speakers from a variety of backgrounds who seek to engage the members of the Bentley community with an interactive session relating to their area of expertise. Sessions typically occur during Activity Periods when there are no scheduled classes during both the Fall and Spring semesters. These sessions are perfect for those who are looking to expand their network, inquire about job opportunities, or to simply attend and enjoy!
The Arts and Lectures Program partners with academic departments, such as the English Department and the Valente Center for Arts and Sciences on a regular basis to provide programs and events that relate to the material covered in the classroom.
The McGladrey Art Gallery at Bentley University is located in the Bentley University Library, and showcases the work of emerging and established regional and national artists. Bentley University emphasizes creative thinking along with an advanced business curriculum. Exposure to a diverse range of art is a key component to this higher educational experience. In support of Bentley’s mission, the Art Gallery serves as a forum for the university to interact with the broader New-England creative community.
Hours of Operation
The Art Gallery follows the University Library's hours of operation schedule. Please click HERE for hours of operation information.
For more information on the Art Gallery, please contact Michael Gaughran, Art Gallery Coordinator at 781.788.6449. The Art Gallery Coordinator reports to Adam Payne.
The Music Rehearsal Room is located in the Trees Residence Hall (Spruce), and is available to students who need a quiet place to play their instruments. It is open every day of the week and closes during residence hall quiet hours.
To gain access to the Music Rehearsal Room, a student must:
Alpha Psi Omega (APO) is the co-ed theatrical honor society. They produce a show in the fall and spring semesters, and also perform at various student events throughout the year.
Bentley Jazz Band is under the direction of Ed Grammer, and is open to all students. The band consists of students who are interested in collaborating to create beautiful music, from Miles to Hancock.
Bentley PEP Band - Working to help keep the Falcon spirit strong at select Athletic events, the Bentley Pep Band is a great opportunity for Bentley student instrumentalists to continue building skills as a performing musician in a fun environment. This group is directed by Ed Grammer.
Bentley Chamber Orchestra - This new group will focus on classical and chamber music selections, in an effort to provide an outlet for students who have previously performed in similar groups, or for students looking to do so for the first time. Ray Daniels directs this group.
Off The Clock A Cappella (OTC) Bentley's premiere A Cappella group.
The Bentley Music Society (BMS) is a student organization for all who have an interest in music. The group puts on many music-related events each year, and is a meeting place for aspiring musicians and music enthusiasts. This organization is currently inactive. Please contact Adam Payne at Apayne@bentley.edu with any questions. or interest.
The Film Club hosts yearly student film festivals and welcomes all students interested in the art of film.
Craze is Bentley University's very own hip-hop dance group. The group's dances are full of the most energetic and upbeat moves hip-hop can inspire. Students in Craze clearly love to dance and share their enthusiasm at several off-campus showcases.
The Dance Team appears regularly at home basketball games, campus events — and has even performed in national competitions.
WBTY is the campus radio station. Students as well as faculty and staff are encouraged to inquire about hosting a radio show!
Bentley Fashion Consultants plan and execute cutting edge fashion shows for the Bentley community.
Bentley Television (BSTV) offers members the opportunty to learn hands-on skills behind and in front of the camera.