Theatre: Music Theatre Performance

Offered jointly by the dance and theatre departments and the School of Music, Western Michigan University's music theatre performance program will prepare you for a performing career in musical comedy, operetta, opera, dance and theatre. You should have a solid background in music, theatre and dance if you wish to enter this program. Admission is prepared by an audition before a faculty team from dance, music and theatre.

Beyond the classroom

As a music theatre performance student at WMU, you will be expected to participate in the production program each year.

You will have many other opportunities to become involved in theatre at WMU. You can work on the main stage or Footlights productions, become involved in theatre outreach, perform in the touring companies, or be cast to direct class scenes or any number of student-produced shows. Multiply your experiences and abilities in all areas of theatre by joining organizations such as the U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology and Theta Alpha Phi National Honorary Drama Fraternity.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in music theatre performance are working as:

  • Musicians
  • Actors
  • Dancers
  • Teachers

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Theatres
  • Entertainment venues
  • Movie companies

Career Outcomes

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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