Programs of Study + Departments


Music-theater has a long and rich history-from Sophocles and Moliére to Stephen Sondheim and present-day Broadway phenomena The Producers and Wicked.

For the multitalented Emmanuel student, a minor in music-theater will offer training in synthesizing the performance of music, acting and dance with knowledge of the various forms and cultural impacts of musical theater throughout time.

Minor Requirements

View the 2016-2017 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for a Minor in Music-Theater

  • PERF0111 Theatrical Productions (min. 1 Semester)
  • PERF0313 Individual Lessons: Voice (min. 2 Semesters)
  • PERF1302 Music-Theater through the Ages Or
  • PERF1303 History of the American Musical Theater
  • PERF1321 The ABCs of Music Notation: Dots, Lines and Squiggles*
  • PERF2111 Acting: Basic Techniques
  • PERF2312 Advanced Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor Or
  • PERF2313 Advanced Performance Techniques for the Singing Actor
  • PERF2321 Harmony through Creative Composition Or
    PERF2322 Read and Sing!
  • PERF3121 Theatrical Design and Production

* Student may be exempt from taking PERF1321 through demonstration of skills and mastery of knowledge as determined by the course instructor. In such a case, another course would be decided, in consultation with the Department Chair, to take its place.

Learning Goals + Outcomes

At the completion of an Individualized Major in Performing Arts degree, the student will:

  • Be able to locate a work within a historical timeline and understand the relationships between that work and the period in which it was created.
  • Be able to effectively engage and analyze a work on multiple structural and technical levels.
  • Be able to recognize important stylistic features associated with major writers, composers, and/or performers, both past and present.
  • Acquire the skills necessary to present a work through appropriate performance and/or production techniques.
  • Acquire skills and techniques that will enable them to independently and/or collaboratively create new works.