2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Performing Arts Department

Kevin Halpin, chair
Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 216
Fax: 607-753-5728

School of Arts and Sciences

Preforming Arts majors in a theatrical preformance

Faculty and Staff

Jacob Carll, Deena Conley, Lynn Craver, Kevin Halpin, Scott Holdredge, Preston Marye, Edward Moore, David Neal, Joel Pape, Jeffrey Whetstone

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Degree and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre
Minor in American Musical Theatre
Minor in Music
Minor in Theatre


The Performing Arts Department offers a major in musical theatre, and minors in music and theatre, as well as an interdisciplinary minor in American Musical Theatre. Independent degree programs in technical theatre also may be created by advisement. The department offers a wide range of intellectual and performance opportunities in music, theatre and dance, which are open to beginning through advanced students from all disciplines in the College. Theoretical study is balanced with practical work to allow students to explore the creative, aesthetic and intellectual aspects of these arts. Applied music (private study), music ensembles, straight and musical theatre productions highlight the skills developed in the classroom, studio and stage.

Musical Theatre graduates have found success in professional productions in New York, regional theaters and on national tours, as well as in community theatre organizations. They assist and provide leadership in primary and secondary school productions, and often continue their education in musical theatre in an M.F.A. or M.A. program in music, theatre or musical theatre.

Special Features

  • Facilities include a theatre with more than 400 seats, recital hall, lab theatre, many practice rooms, choral rehearsal hall and dance studio
  • Production of main-stage musicals each year
  • At least one non-musical production each year
  • Individual attention from a world-class faculty in a liberal arts setting
  • Scholarship support in musical theatre


  1. Degree requirements  listed in this catalog apply to all of the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours




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