Musical Theatre (MTTH)

MTTH 101  Applied Music Theory I for Musical Theatre  (3 credits)

Corequisite(s): MTTH 103. Restriction(s): BFA students in the Musical Theatre major. A structured and methodical exploration and development of the fundamentals of music theory for Musical Theatre majors.

MTTH 131  Freshman Studio I  (1 credit)

A rehearsal and performance laboratory, focusing on musical theatre material with an emphasis on thorough and efficient preparation as the student develops movement and musicianship skills and ensemble performance technique.

MTTH 132  Acting for the Singer I  (0.5-2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): MUCP 101 or equivalent. Restriction(s): Music and Musical Theatre majors only. Departmental approval. Acting for the singer is a music performance course focused on the issues of acting in musical/dramatic works. Students will learn an analytical process for the construction and performance of a dramatically viable character within a musical/dramatic work, and apply this process to the preparation of 3-4 songs/arias/duets during the course of each semester.

MTTH 133  Vocal Technique for Musical Theatre  (2 credits)

Vocal technique class for first year Musical Theatre majors. Study of basic anatomy and function of the voice. Study of singing through vocal exercises and healthy and optimal production including breath management, resonance, projection, and good lyric diction.

MTTH 231  Acting for the Singer II  (2 credits)

Prerequisite(s): MTTH 132. This course is a continuation of Acting for the Singer I, a musical performance course focused on the issues of acting in musical/dramatic works. Students will continue to practice an analytical process for the construction and performance of a dramatically viable character within a musical/dramatic work, and apply this process to the preparation of 4-5 songs/arias/duets during the course of each semester.

MTTH 331  Musical Theatre Repertoire and Audition Technique  (1 credit)

Prerequisite(s): MTTH 231. A lab intensive focusing on advanced song interpretation, musical theatre audition technique for singing actors, and the development of an individual and extensive song portfolio concurrent with industry standards and expectations.