MUSIC THEATRE COURSES

MTE 301. HISTORY OF MUSIC THEATRE 4 sh
This course, open to all students, explores the origins and development of music theatre, its theatrical conventions and major elements from the mid-18th century to the present. Offered fall.

MTE 302. MUSIC THEATRE LITERATURE 4 sh
The purpose of this course is to expose the student to the staples of the music theatre literature, to develop a critical sensitivity to the medium and to enable analysis of music, plots, characters and situations in contemporary music theatre. Prerequisites: MUS 111, 113. Offered spring.

MTE 321. PERFORMANCE IN MUSIC THEATRE 4 sh
This performance-oriented course provides a systematic approach to achieving a high level of singing-acting skills. Students also receive training and practice in selecting, preparing and presenting audition material. Prerequisites: MUS 122 B,THE 120. Offered spring.

MTE 322. MUSIC THEATRE AND OPERA SCENE STUDY 4 sh
This performance-oriented course integrates music and theatre performance skills through the selection, development and presentation of partnered scenes from music theatre and opera repertoire. Prerequisites: two semesters of MUS 122 B or permission of instructor.

MTE 495. SENIOR SEMINAR 4 sh
This capstone experience for senior majors centers on a practical project which demonstrates proficiency in performance skills and preparation for graduate study or entry into the profession. Prerequisite: senior majors only. Course is two semesters in length. Students must take both semesters. Offered fall and spring.