Explore performing arts majors

Music

Music

Harmonious careers happen here.

Develop your skill as a musician, and graduate ready for a career in music. You'll study with our faculty, learn from visiting musicians, and develop your theoretical, historical, and analytical foundation. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to perform--for juried panels and in a variety of bands, choirs, and ensembles.

Music Business

Music Business

Innovation in tune.

As a Music Business major, you'll learn the details of how music is published, licensed, legally protected, and consumed by audiences. This major combines a strong foundation in music, including theory and piano proficiency, with core business courses such as management, business venture, and marketing.

Music K-12 Education Major

Music K-12 Education Major

Inspire the future.

Get the education you need for teacher licensure while you learn to teach others in the power of musical expression. You’ll develop your own musical talent as well as learning the best practices to teach music.

Music Performance

Music Performance

Practice makes perfect.

Develop your skill as a musician as you study with faculty and learn from visiting musicians in our Artist-in-Residence program. You'll develop your theoretical, historical, and analytical foundation. Choose this major instead of the Music major if you wish to devote your electives to further study as a performer.

Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre

The art of the Triple Threat.

Musical Theatre is an art form that calls for the training of "The Triple Threat" - the performer with ability as an actor, singer, and dancer. Musical Theatre majors will receive private voice lessons each semester, progressive dance classes, and specialized musical theatre techniques.

Theatre

Theatre

Action!

Theatre courses incorporate visual art, literature, dance, sewing, technology, engineering, math, history, woodworking, and the sciences. You'll build a foundation in theory and theatre history, as well as production and set design. 

Theatre K-12 Education Major

Theatre K-12 Education Major

Inspire the future.

Combine your love of the stage with your passion for teaching and your dreams for future generations. As a Theatre K-12 Education major, you'll learn the history, theory, and techniques of theatre, and you'll graduate ready for teacher certification in public K-12 school systems.

What you’ll learn

  • Theoretical foundations of music or theatre
  • Development of your own skills in the medium of your choice
  • Business principles and practices within the entertainment industry (Music Business)

How you’ll learn it

  • Classroom courses
  • Ensemble, choir, and band performances
  • Theatre performances
  • Internships

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