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 Lyric Theatre Presents Gianni Schicchi

Published: January 16, 2017

Taylor University Lyric Theatre is presenting Gianni Schicchi in the Butz Carruth Recital Hall at 8:00 p.m., Feb. 3, 4, and at 2:00 p.m., February 5.

Northern Wind Mongolian Style Singing Group to Appear Friday

Published: January 16, 2017

The Northern Wind Trio will present a free recital at Room 148 in the Smith-Hermanson Music Center at 7:00 p.m., January 20. Comprised of performers Tamir Hargana, Zac Economou, and Aaron Marsala, Northern Wind performs Mongolian throat singing, Mongolian fusion music, and some Middle Eastern tunes.

Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox is Featured Musical Guest for Taylor’s 2017 MLK Day Celebration

Published: January 04, 2017

Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox will be the featured musical guest for Taylor University’s 2017 celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, scheduled for Monday, January 16. She will present a lecture-recital at 7:30 p.m., in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium titled, Highlights of the Dunbar Music Archive, during which she will perform works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Betty Jackson King, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, and H. Leslie Adams.

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