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 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

Year End Concerts, Recitals Announced

Published: May 07, 2018

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Taylor University has announced its final concerts and recitals of the Spring 2018 semester. All performances are open to the public and free of charge.

Music, Theatre and Dance Hosts Four Performances

Published: May 02, 2018

Taylor University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance has announced three recitals and a Taylor Ringers bell choir concert as the 2018 Spring Semester concludes.

Music Ensembles Perform Year End Concerts

Published: April 26, 2018

The Taylor Sounds, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and Symphony Orchestra will perform a trio of year-end concerts.

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