Music majors may use their elective credits to focus on areas of interest. Majors with a particular interest in musical theatre may declare the Musical Theatre Concentration within the music major. This track aims to develop the students’ talent and ability with the goal of helping the students discover their own unique abilities in musical theatre. A successful professional in musical theatre must possess strong technical skills in voice, music and dance with the ability to integrate these skills with ease, expressiveness, and versatility. As such the concentration requires coursework in music, acting and dance combined with many performance opportunities. In order to concentrate in musical theatre, students must elect either a music or theatre major. This assures that they will have a deep grounding in at least one of the two foundational areas of musical theatre.
Music (25 credits)
- MSC 201 Theory I
- MSC 201L Theory I Lab
- MSC 202 Theory II
- MSC 202L Theory II Lab
- MSC 301 Theory III
- MSC 301L Theory III Lab
- MSC 302 Theory IV
- MSC 302L Theory IV Lab
- MSC 310 Music History & Literature I
- MSC 311 Music History & Literature II
- MSC 312 Music History & Literature III
- MSC/TDF 483 Advanced Analysis and Performance
- MSC Applied Lessons: 8 semesters
- MSC Large Ensemble: 8 semesters
- MSC Recital Attendance: 8 semesters
Theatre Dance & Film Requirements:
- TDF Dance: 1 course chosen from 111, 212, 214, 216, 313, 314, 316, 370
- TDF 204: Voice and Diction
- TDF 206: American Music Theatre
Music Electives (12 credits)
- Four Music Electives may include any 300 or 400 level music course.
*Free Electives could include any music course or courses taken to fulfill the Core Focus
Applied Lessons: Private study of an instrument or voice is required for four years unless otherwise approved by the department. All music majors will perform at “jury” during the fall and spring semesters of each year. A written faculty evaluation will determine the ongoing process of each major.
Performance Organizations: Participation in a large performing ensemble is required for four years of those semesters as music major unless otherwise approved by the department. All music majors are expected to attend college concerts and recitals. Music majors are required to perform in at least one student recital sponsored by the Department of music each academic semester.
Piano Competence: All Music Majors are expected to pass a piano proficiency examination at the end of their junior year.
Senior Recital or Project: At the recommendation of the department, all Music Majors will be required to present a project or give a recital during their senior year. An advisor will be assigned to all students.