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.
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"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.
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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.
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.
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.