The Music Issue
Discover how music shapes Georgetown University and Washington, D.C.
From the historic, like the Lincoln Theatre, to the state-of-the-art, like The Anthem, music venues in Washington, D.C., have come to define the music culture around the District. Their histories are incredibly diverse and distinct. Though several of them originated to offer spaces for certain genres and initially operated as smaller clubs, they have slowly moved into the upper echelon of the D.C. music scene.
From “The Office” to “Pitch Perfect,” a cappella has increasingly found itself as a cultural flashpoint within popular media. At Georgetown University, the a cappella groups foster a sense of community among their members that requires a large time commitment on the part of students hoping to find chances to sing.
From a Spotify playlist to a backyard set, student musicians at Georgetown University continue to perfect their craft across campus. Prospect Records, a new musician-focused management club on campus, aims to help these aspiring artists broaden their reach across Georgetown and into Washington, D.C.
WGTB, the radio station on campus, creates an unparalleled platform for students to broadcast their own musical tastes for the entire world to hear. Student radio hosts center their identities and celebrate their different interests for their intimate, devoted audiences.
Despite its at times limiting size, Georgetown University’s music program offers instruction and resources not only for students formally majoring or minoring in the program, but also for musically inclined students hoping to pursue their interest in music in college.