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.
2013-2014 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions. Requirements for a Minor in Music-Theater
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**
PERF2322 Read and Sing!
PERF3121 Theatrical Design and Production
At least one semester of private voice lessons At least three performances as part of a live program
* 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.
** Student may be required to take PERF0312 Performing Techniques for the Singing Actor as a prerequisite. To be decided through consultation with the instructor.
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.
Performing arts careers are many and varied. Among those that a student of music-theater can pursue are:
The skills learned in the performing arts disciplines can also be applied to many walks of life. Self-confidence and self-awareness, the ability to speak and carry one's self with confidence in front of others, and creative, outside-the-box thinking are all abilities that put an Emmanuel College graduate ahead of the pack in almost any career.
Learn more about career paths open to students of performing arts through the
Emmanuel College Career Center.