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.
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.