Music

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Music students have performance opportunities from the first semester onward.

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Stellar faculty includes 19 members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Grammy winners and performing and recording artists, augmented by guests such as acclaimed DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden.

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Numerous ensembles and programs, including the Meadows Opera Theatre, provide multiple opportunities for performing on and off campus.

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Multiple degrees are offered in performance, composition, music therapy, education and more at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Minor In Musical Theatre

Professor and Associate Dean Kevin Paul Hofeditz, Program Director

The Minor in Musical Theatre is available only to Dance, Voice, and Theatre majors and minors who are interested in developing the fundamental set of skills that is required in musical theatre. By studying the two non-major areas needed for competency in musical theatre, students in this program enhance their marketability as performers.

Admission to the program is competitive and is open only to dance, voice, and theatre majors/minors by audition, with a flexible cap of approximately six students each from Dance, Music, and Theatre. Auditions are held annually in the Spring Term for entrance to the program the following fall.

In order to be able to complete the curriculum, students must audition during the Spring Term of their First Year and begin the coursework in the Fall Term of their Sophomore Year. Students must continue in their status as Dance, Music, or Theatre majors/minors to be allowed to continue in the Musical Theatre Minor.

Coursework is distributed over three academic years with all fundamental courses taken before the capstone courses, Acting in Song I and Acting in Song II, which are offered during the two semesters of the final year.

Course Requirements
(21 Credit Hours)

For Dance Majors/Minors

15 credit hours as
designated from the courses
below. The remaining 6
credit hours are covered by
required courses in the
Dance Major.
For Music Majors/Minors

15 credit hours as
designated from the courses
below. The remaining 6
credit hours are covered by
required courses in the
Music Major.
For Theatre Majors

18 credit hours as
designated from the courses
below. The remaining 3
credit hours are covered by
a required course in the
Theatre Major.

Dance (6 cr hrs)

     

Jazz Dance (3)

Any 2 Courses from among
DANC 1231, 1232, 2231,
2232, 3231, 3232 (Jazz
Dance)
DANC 1305, 1306 Beg Jazz
Dance
DANC 1305, 1306 Beg Jazz
Dance

Ballet (3) OR
Modern Dance
(3)

DANC 1311, 1312, 2311,
2312, 3311, 3312 (Ballet) OR
DANC 1321, 1322, 2321,
2322, 3321, 3322 (Modern
Dance)
DANC 1301, 1302 Beg Ballet
OR
DANC 1303, 1304 Beg
Modern Dance
DANC 1301, 1302 Beg Ballet
OR
DANC 1303, 1304 Beg
Modern Dance

Music (6 cr hrs)

     

Private Studies
in Voice or Class
Voice (6)

PERB 3306 and 3307 Class
Voice for Musical Theatre I & II
VOIC 3100, 3200 Private
Studies: Voice (enroll for a
total of 6 cr hrs)
PERB 3306 and 3307 Class
Voice for Musical Theatre I & II

Theatre (3 cr hrs)

     

Acting (3)

THEA 3311 Acting for Singers
and Dancers
THEA 3311 Acting for Singers
and Dancers
THEA 3303 Acting III

History/Theory (3 cr hrs)

     

 

CFA 3337/DANC 3374 The
Evolution of American Musical
Theatre
CFA 3337/DANC 3374 The
Evolution of American Musical
Theatre
CFA 3337/DANC 3374 The
Evolution of American Musical
Theatre

Interdisciplinary (3 cr hrs)

     

Acting in Song

MSA 3131 Acting in Song I:
Solo
MSA 3232 Acting in Song II:
Ensemble
MSA 3131 Acting in Song I:
Solo
MSA 3232 Acting in Song II:
Ensemble
MSA 3131 Acting in Song I:
Solo
MSA 3232 Acting in Song II:
Ensemble

Find descriptions of the courses here:


For more information about the Minor in Musical Theatre, contact:
Program Director, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Kevin Paul Hofeditz 214-768-3947

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