Department Chair

  • Denise Massman, MFA
    Associate Professor of Creative Arts
    Foy Hall 305
    (518) 786-5054




Siena College's Department of Creative Arts invites you to take part in the arts. In addition to attending performances, exhibits, talks, or taking bus trips to area museums such as Mass MoCA and trips to NYC for theatrical and musical performances, we provide ample opportunity for your own creative expression and involvement.

Credit and/or extracurricular opportunities abound for your involvement - no matter what your background - in bringing the arts to life on our campus and in our community.

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Musical Opportunities

   Participate in an ensemble:

-      Siena College Chamber Orchestra

     join fellow students as well as community musicians

     rehearsal: Thursdays 6 - 8:50 pm

     available for credit: CREA 210

     for more information, contact Professor Paul Konye (783-2511)


-      Siena Chamber Singers

     Siena’s advanced, auditioned choir

     rehearsal: Tues. and Thurs. 4:10 - 5:35 pm

     available for credit: CREA 335

     auditions are held in the spring for the following year

     for more information, contact Professor Tim Reno (783-4177)


-      Siena College Chorus

     all students are welcome – no audition is required

     rehearsals: Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

     available for credit: CREA 120

     for more information, contact Professor Tim Reno (783-4177) 


   Be a choral accompanist.  Contact Professor Tim Reno if you are interested.

    For information about other musical groups on campus, contact Professor Paul Konye (783-2511).

   Join the Opera Club, a long-standing group associated with the college, which travels to local, regional, and international sites to see and hear the finest productions. To obtain schedules, price lists, or to join, please contact Peter Haley (783-2363).

   Practice rooms are available for use on the lower level of Foy Hall. Each of the soundproofed rooms have been equipped with a piano, and provide space for students to practice their musical instruments and singing.

   Student internships are possible at NY orchestras, radio stations and recording studios.  Contact Professor Paul Konye (783-2511) for more information.


Theatre Opportunities

   The student community is invited to participate in plays through auditioning for acting roles and such activities as working on costumes, sets, lighting, or other production aspects. To obtain a script or to join the production crew, contact Professor Denise Massman (786-5054) or the Creative Arts Office (783-2381).

   Stage III is the Theatre Club for all students interested in performance and productions.  

   Student internships are possible at local theatres.  Contact Professor Denise Massman for more information.


Visual Arts Opportunities

   Student internships are possible at local galleries, photo studios, graphic design studios, and museums such as the Albany Institute of Art & History and MassMoCA as well as at EMPAC and other major arts organizations.  Contact Professor Scott Foster for more information.

   Students are encouraged to seek opportunities to exhibit their work in local, regional, and national juried exhibitions. Opportunities can be found through the College Art Association, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.


Multimedia Journalism Opportunities

   Work at the Siena College radio station: 88.3 The Saint.

   Student internships are available at local TV stations such as Capital News 9, News Channel 13, and WRGB News Channel 6.  Contact Professor Rebecca Taylor.