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

Love In Bloom is Theme of Taylor Chorale Spring Concert in Euler Atrium

Published: April 11, 2018

The Taylor University Chorale presents “Love in Bloom,” a free spring concert in the Euler Science Center Atrium on Sunday, April 22, at 7:30 pm. This will be the 22nd Spring Concert under the direction of Dr. JoAnn Rediger, who began serving as Taylor's Director of Choral Activities in 1996.

Faculty-Student Recital Features Bade, Harshenin, Hasun Yoo

Published: April 09, 2018

Contrasts, a faculty/student recital of Dr. Chris Bade, Dr. Leon Harshenin, and Taylor University junior Hasun Yoo will be presented at 7:30 pm, in the Butz-Carruth Recital Hall on Friday, April 13.

Taylor Wind Ensemble presents Farewell Concert for Dr. Al Harrison

Published: March 26, 2018

The Taylor University Wind Ensemble will present a farewell concert for retiring chair of the Department of Music, Dr. Al Harrison. The concert, scheduled for Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 pm, will be held in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium and followed by a reception for Dr. Harrison in the LaRita Boren Campus Center.

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