Music, Theatre & Dance

Develop your gifts for a purpose bigger than you. 

As a student in Taylor’s Department of Music, Theatre & Dance, you’ll gain the technical background—in music theory, acting methods, dance techniques—to take your existing gifts and skills to the next level.

Our programs emphasize active learning. You won’t just sit and study methods and theories—you’ll put them into action. Through ensemble rehearsals and concerts, theatrical productions, individual student recitals, and full-fledged musicals, our students take their learning from the desk to the stage.

Music, theatre & dance students have opportunities to . . .

  • work with top-of-the-line composition technology in our music lab
  • gain experience with every aspect of theatre production, from set construction and lighting design to acting, directing, and stage managing
  • work closely with faculty on concerts, recitals, tours, and productions

Our faculty are talented and experienced musicians, directors, and performers, who care for their students in all aspects of life. As you push deeper into God’s purpose for your gifts, they will be there for you, offering guidance and mentorship, as they collaborate with you.

Take the next step

Dr. Al Harrison discusses how Taylor prepares music students for a successful and creative career.

Interested? Take a look at all the degrees and programs you can pursue in music, or better yet, visit the recital halls and music faculty by scheduling a campus visit with our folks in admissions!

Listen to Dr. Al Harrison, Professor of Music and Department Chair, as he discusses how Taylor prepares music students for a successful and creative career in this new millennium.

Listen to Tracy Manning, Managing & Artistic Director of Theatre, describe her passion for theatre at Taylor."Taylor theatre really is essential to a liberal arts education."
Listen to Tracy Manning, Managing and Artistic Director of Theatre, describe her passion for theatre at Taylor.

Music, Theatre & Dance news

Remaining April Music Schedule Announced

Published: April 13, 2017

The following performances and recitals comprise the remainder of the Taylor Department of Music, Theatre and Dance's music performance schedule for the month of April.

Taylor Theatre Production Receives 10 National Honors Following Kennedy Center Competition

Published: April 03, 2017

The Taylor University Theatre production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole has received 10 national honors after its appearance at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).

Lyric Theatre presents "The Musical Theatre of Kurt Weill"

Published: March 31, 2017

Taylor Lyric Theatre presents "The Musical Theatre of Kurt Weill: A Celebration in Song and Dance" on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall in the Smith-Hermanson Music Center.

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