Music, Theatre & Dance

Sharpen Your Craft; Engage Your Faith

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, concerts, theatrical productions, student recitals, and fully staged musicals and operas, our students take their learning from the desk to the stage.

Music, Theatre & Dance 24@Taylor Visit Day

Are you a high school junior starting your college search or a senior looking to make a final college decision? Then, come see all the opportunities that await you in the Department of Music, Theatre & Dance on April 29 & 30. You will watch a performance of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, attend studio classes, eat meals with current students, and more.

Audition during this event for ensemble placement, acceptance into your major of choice, and consideration for departmental scholarships. Register Now.

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

Concert Features Work of Catalán Composers

Published: March 20, 2018

Visca Catalunya! A Celebration of songs by Catalán Composers of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries will be presented in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 12:00 pm. Featured performers will be guest artist Isai Jess Muñoz, tenor, and Tyler Wottrich, pianist.

Grant County Honor Band to Perform with Taylor Wind Ensemble

Published: March 05, 2018

The first annual Grant County High School Honor Band will join the Taylor University Wind Ensemble to present a concert on Thursday, March 15, at 7:00 pm, in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium on the Taylor campus. Selected students from all five Grant County public high school bands - Eastbrook, Marion, Madison-Grant, Mississinewa, and Oak Hill - will participate. Taylor invites the community to this free concert.

Taylor Theatre Presents Why We Must Die So Young: The Story of the White Rose Martyrs

Published: February 08, 2018

Taylor Theatre presents William Gebby’s new play, Why We Must Die So Young: The Story of the White Rose Martyrs, on February 16-17 and 23-24 at 8:00 pm, and February 18 and 25 at 2:00 pm in Taylor University’s Mitchell Theatre. Purchase tickets through Taylor University Theatre’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages, or contact the box office at 765-998-5289 or

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