Friends University is known for its quality fine arts concerts, productions, and exhibitions. The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir, and other groups offer a variety of choral concerts. The ballet department hosts several performances, including an annual production of The Nutcracker. Friends has built a reputation for great instrumental and vocal jazz groups and hosts a Jazz Festival each year. A variety of art exhibitions are displayed in the Whittier Fne Arts Gallery and in the Art Department lobby.