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

Taylor Theatre Presents First Ever Dance Production

Published: October 03, 2017

Taylor University’s Theatre program will present its first ever dance production, Moments, a journey through dance, October 6 at 9:00 pm and October 7 at 1:30 pm in Taylor’s Mitchell Theatre.

Music Faculty Recital Features Mozart, Handel, Verdi, Others

Published: September 26, 2017

The Taylor University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will present a Sacred Recital by adjunct voice professor Dr. Kathryn Brewer and pianist Mr. Schulyer Brinson on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 pm. The recital will be held in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall, Smith-Hermanson Recital Hall at Taylor University.

Taylor Theatre 2017-18 Season Opens with Clybourne Park

Published: September 20, 2017

The 2017-18 Theatre season at Taylor University will kick off with satire Clybourne Park, the Jason Francis Memorial Scholarship Show, which begins at the end of September. Clybourne Park is a satire about the politics of race. In response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, playwright Bruce Norris set it up as a pair of scenes that bookend Hansberry’s piece. The play will be presented at 8:00 pm, Sept. 29 and 30, and at 2:00 pm, Oct. 1.

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