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:
Among the organizations they work for are:
- Entertainment venues
- Movie companies
Where is this program offered?
Other programs of interest
- Multimedia Arts Technology—Music
- Music Composition
- Music Education: Choral/General—Secondary
- Music Education: Instrumental—Secondary
- Music Performance: Instrumental
- Music Performance: Keyboard
- Music Performance: Vocal
- Music Therapy
- Music: Jazz Studies
- Secondary Education
- Theatre: Design and Technical Production
- Theatre: Acting
- Theatre: Stage Management
- Theatre: Theatre Studies