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

Chamber Concert Features Adoration Women’s Chorus and Cello Duets

Published: November 30, 2016

A chamber concert featuring the Adoration Women's Chorus and cello duets will start the month of December on the Taylor campus.

Taylor Alum Steve Amerson Featured at This Weekend's Sing Noel Christmas Concert

Published: November 28, 2016

Award-winning tenor and Taylor alumnus Steve Amerson will be among the featured performers as Taylor University and the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra present Sing Noel, Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium on the Taylor campus.

Taylor's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance Presents Concerts, Recital Next Week

Published: November 11, 2016

Taylor University's Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will host two concerts and a guest artist recital next week. The concerts will feature the Taylor University Taylor University Wind Ensemble, as well as the Taylor Jazz Ensemble and Combo. The guest artist's recital will feature soprano Elizabeth Truitt, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Maurer, and and pianist Hyery Hwang., and a guest artist's recital.

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