BFA Music Theatre
The Music Theatre Program at Colorado Mesa University represents one of the most unique performance degrees offered in Colorado. Our degree has been carefully constructed, stressing strong technical foundations in Music, Theatre, and Dance. This approach is to create "triple threats" and enhance the young performers potential for an exciting career in Musical Theatre.
Students begin their training with music theory and ear training, private voice instruction, choir and class piano. Acting I and II, Ballet and Tap are also included to complete first year academic requirements.
To compliment these technical classes, freshman also participate in a wide variety of performance related assignments which include two Mainstage productions, choral ensembles, dance concerts, student directed one-acts, and technical crew assignments.
Upper-class majors are members of a capstone class called Music Theatre Performance Workshop. In this seminar style class students study audition techniques, resume writing, style, as well as preparing and performing Vocal/Acting auditions and specialty performance assignments.
Our Music Theatre Program offers beginning students an extra benefit that results from our moderate size- department, highly personalized instruction provided by skilled professors who are themselves seasoned performers, coaches, directors, teachers and technicians. Working graduates cite this as one of the prime reasons for their success in gaining employment in both local and national venues. Colorado Mesa University Music Theatre graduates currently work in National Broadway tours such as "Annie Get Your Gun" and "Showboat", European tours of "The Phantom of the Opera", Regional and National Dinner Theatres, cruise ships, and with Disney and Universal Studios. One graduate owns his own production company which mounts multi-million dollar corporate theatrical productions and one grad is the head of the largest theatrical producing agency in the world, The United States Army Theatre Wing.
Our Music Theatre degree worked for these grads. It is working for our current students. Join us and let it work for you.