The Musical Theatre Major is designed for students who exhibit exceptional performance potential in musical theatre. This degree program provides concentrated study in singing, acting and dance for students interested in pursuing performance careers in musical theatre.
Our graduates find success on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in excellent regional theatres, on National Tours, working with top tier cruise lines and in theme parks and summer stock.
Our students are known for their professionalism, talent and knowledge of what is expected for success in the Musical Theatre industry. It is often noticed that Belmont Musical Theatre graduates are excellent musicians with advanced skills in sight-reading and harmonic singing. They also have a working knowledge of vocal health, evident in their longevity, versatility and strength during long performance runs.
Belmont University Musical Theatre's production of "Oklahoma!" was recognized as the 2015 winner of The American Prize in Musical Theatre Performance. The ensemble was selected from applications from all across the United States.
Purposes for the major in Musical theatre
- To develop comprehensive musicianship reflecting broad-based knowledge of Music Theory and Music History.
- To develop performance skills reflecting musical accuracy, technical proficiency, and aesthetic sensitivity.
- To provide practical educational experience appropriate for the major leading to the abilities to:
- Perform various styles of musical theatre repertoire
- Participate in professional auditions
- Skillfully act and dance appropriate to the musical theatre setting
- Understand the artistic and technical aspects of musical theatre production
- Understand uses of music technology appropriate for musical theatre