Music, Theatre and Dance

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance provides students with individualized attention in the creative disciplines of the performing arts. Our music program teaches students to appreciate the rich heritage of musical arts while providing them with comprehensive training. Students interested in theater explore the theoretical and pragmatic aspects of productions through both analysis and performance experience. And our dance program focuses on jazz, ballet and modern techniques, preparing students for any graduate school or dance company they wish to join. Whether they pursue their interests professionally or recreationally, our graduates possess the creative, collaborative and analytical skills necessary for success in professional training programs, graduate studies and careers in such fields as education and social services.

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Dance

We believe in developing the whole dancer through challenging coursework, versatile training and transformative experiences. Our minor in dance allows students to further their knowledge and understanding of dance as a creative art form. Our students explore a wide range of dance styles and immerse themselves in dance history, theory and composition, allowing them to grow physically, intellectually and artistically.

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Music

In concert with the powerful message of our mercy mission statement and the classic ideals of a Catholic liberal arts tradition, our music and music education programs fuel the imagination and inspire students to pursue their passion while working to make the world a better place – one that is harmonious, just and merciful.

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Theatre

Our theatre arts program provides a comprehensive foundation in the field, with courses in acting, stagecraft and theater history. Students have access to extensive onstage and offstage training, which results in well-rounded artists who are prepared for any position in the theater.

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