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2012-13 Catalog 
2012-13 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Theatre Minor

The Music Theatre minor is intended to develop proficiency in all three areas of Musical Theatre – singing, acting, and dance – and is open to Performing Arts majors whether their primary field is Music or Theatre Arts. Interested students must complete an Application (available in Theatre Arts and Music offices) no later than Spring term of their sophomore year and submit it to Jim Giancarlo.  Students must meet all applicable requirements listed in the Minors section of this catalog, including the Minor residence requirement.

  • Students with little or no training in dance technique must complete TA 157  (Introduction to Musical Theatre Dance), before taking required TA 257  (Musical Theatre Dance).
  • Students with little or no vocal training are advised to begin with MUS 181  (Class Lessons in Voice) before taking required MUP 170  or MUP 190  (private voice).
  • TA 357A  and TA 357B  (Musical Theatre Workshop I and II) is a two-part sequence and both courses must be taken in the same academic year. TA 357A is devoted to the learning and preparation of specific musical theatre repertoire; TA 357B continues to develop, stage, choreograph and polish that material, culminating in a classroom presentation/performance.
  • Musical Theatre Workshop (TA 357A  and TA 357B  ) and Auditioning for Musical Theatre (TA 358 ) should be taken in the second or third year, after having taken dance and private voice classes.


Additional courses

In addition to the above required courses, students may choose to take other classes to further develop their Musical Theatre skills, for example:

  • Music - Fundamentals; Aural Skills; Music Theory; Class Voice; Class Piano (basic keyboard skills); additional private voice lessons
  • Dance - additional dance classes