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The new Music Theatre option at UND is intended for the talented and serious student who wishes to pursue a career in musical theatre.
This interdisciplinary program requires course work in dance, music, and theatre.
All musical theatre students also complete a strong core of liberal arts courses. Student progress in the option is measured in class work, performances, and juries.
Over four years the students will have the opportunity to audition for one or two musicals each year that will cover the classic American musical, new works, and operettas.
Our New York Showcase programs give seniors in this and the acting option an opportunity to audition for casting agents, graduate schools, and industry professionals.
B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Audition
Auditions should consist of portions from two contrasting musical theatre pieces (16 bars in length) and a monologue. Students should be prepared to sing the entire pieces if asked. Monologues should be from a straight play, not a musical.
Each student auditioning will be required to submit a resume and the B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Program Application and a headshot if available. All applications must be turned into the Theatre Department Office a week prior to auditioning.
Acceptance into the Program
All Applying for acceptance into the B.F.A. Musical Theatre Program must demonstrate a satisfactory competence in scholarship, vocal ability, acting and theatre knowledge. In order to demonstrate competence in scholarship each student applying to the program must hold a cumulative 2.5 GPA. In order to demonstrate competence in theatre knowledge students must submit a theatrical resume listing his/her production work. In order to demonstrate competence in vocal ability and acting each student will complete an audition for the program.
The B.F.A. in Musical Theatre is a pre-professional program that trains musical theatre students in the areas of acting, vocal performance, and dance. With an emphasis on practical application, the musical theatre program seeks to provide ample opportunity for performance, while grounding the student with a foundation in history, theory and analysis.
For more information, contact Professor Emily Cherry, head of our Musical Theatre program.