BM in Performance - Musical Theatre
The study of musical theatre performance at the University of Southern Maine is offered as a collaboration between the School of Music and the Department of Theatre. It is designed for those individuals who wish to pursue a career in musical theatre performance. Private lessons in voice, solo and ensemble performance as well as theatrical dance training are emphasized. This degree concentration complies with NASM guidelines for a Musical Theatre degree with an emphasis in music.
Applicants to the Musical Theatre major will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the following disciplines: voice, sight reading, general musicianship, acting, and movement. Applicants must reserve an audition time by calling the School of Music at (207) 780-5265.
Requirements for graduation also include successful participation in one backstage assignment, one chorus role, and two significant roles in an approved musical theatre production.
Theatre Foundation Courses (required): 13 credits
Must be completed by end of sophomore year:
THE 201 Cultural History of Theatre
THE 103 Contemporary Dance I
THE 120 Acting: Stage Movement /Voice
THE 130 Musical Theatre Workshop I (to be repeated once)
THE 131 Musical Theatre Workshop II (to be repeated once)
Additional Theatre Courses (required): 23 credits
THE 132 Musical Theatre Workshop III (to be repeated once)
THE 133 Musical Theatre Workshop IV (to be repeated once)
THE 139 Theatrical Make-up
THE 203 Musical Theatre Dance
THE 220 Acting: Scene Study
THE 303 Musical Theatre Performance (4 credits)
THE 321 Acting: Advanced Scene Work
THE XXX Theatre Elective (3 credits)
The Musical Theatre degree is granted by the School of Music as a Bachelor of Music in Performance-Musical Theatre (MUP). For additional information regarding specific School of Music required courses, please refer to the School of Music section of this catalog.