Music Theatre

Chair, Department of Performing Arts: Professor Rubeck

Professors: McNeela, Wahl, Wellford

Associate Professors: Formato, Kearns, Lee, Otos, Sabo, Smith, W. Webb

Assistant Professors: Robinson

Instructors: Church, Dollak, Hankins

Adjuncts: Bower, Flannery, Hill, Johnson, Medler, Wheeler

The Department of Performing Arts offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre, a degree geared toward the student who wishes to pursue a career in performance or graduate studies following graduation. Admission to the program requires an audition demonstrating initial talent.

Coursework within this major is designed to train students in the three essential skill areas for music theatre: music, acting and dance. Students take studio dance classes in ballet, jazz, modern and tap, studio voice lessons, music theory and a minimum of four semesters of acting. Further study includes the literature and history of music theatre.

Practical application of all aspects of study are expected through participation in department stage productions, concerts and recitals. Outreach to the professional world occurs throughout the course of study through participation in vocal, dance and theatre festivals, conventions, auditions and competitions. The final result is an artist prepared for entry to the world of professional performance.

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