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 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

Jazz Ensemble Presents A Tribute to the Beatles

Published: November 13, 2017

The Taylor University Jazz Ensemble will present A Tribute to the Beatles, an evening of Beatles music arranged for big band, on Tuesday, November 14, at 7:30 pm. in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium.

Taylor Theatre Presents Cyrano de Bergerac

Published: November 06, 2017

Taylor Theatre presents Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, translated by Anthony Burgess, on November 10-11 and 17-18 at 7:30 pm, and November 12 and 19 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 boxoffice@taylor.edu.

Taylor Performance Student Gets Honorable Mention in State Competition

Published: November 02, 2017

Taylor University music student Clara Loisch received Honorable Mention in the state round of the Young Artist Performance Woodwind category of the 2017 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) competition held at Ball State University.

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