Performance (Music Theatre) (BMUS)

The BMus in performance with a concentration in music theatre is an intensive, performance-oriented program designed to hone all the skills necessary for the complete musical theatre artist. Training includes private voice lessons every semester of study, as well as specialized instruction in acting, dance, audition techniques, technical production, repertoire classes, scene study and performance. A unique feature of this program includes an innovative sequence of musical theatre performance courses throughout the degree, designed to synthesize all the abilities necessary to succeed as a professional musical theatre performer in the 21st century.

Degree Offered

Performance (Music Theatre) (BMUS)
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Application Requirements

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Career Outlook

This degree program is designed for individuals who plan a career as a performing singer and actor or actress in opera, operetta, musicals and other forms of musical theatre. Graduates become conductors, teachers, singers and actors or actresses and are prepared to work in various professional capacities, including performance:

  • at universities, colleges and schools
  • in major opera houses
  • in national touring companies
  • on Broadway

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Music Composers and Arrangers3.2%$48,180
Music Directors3.2%$48,180
Musicians, Instrumental3.5%*
Directors- Stage, Motion Pictures, Television, and Radio9.1%$69,100
Set and Exhibit Designers6.8%$49,810

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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