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  • Much more than a concert.

    Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

  • Much more than an ensemble.

    Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

  • Much more than a stage.

    Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

  • Much more than a performance.

    Department of Music, Theatre and Dance 

  • Much more than an ensemble.

    Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

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  • Welcome to the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

    Earning a degree in the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will provide you with an arts and humanities education that can serve as a gateway for any number of career options upon your graduation.

    Graduates of our programs become performers, composers, producers, educators and designers. Your opportunities are unlimited.

    Faculty Members Dedicated to Your Success

    Faculty and staff of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance are dedicated to preparing you for a wide range of careers through a strong student-focused learning environment defined by individualized attention, commitment to your success and providing you with hands-on learning and performance opportunities. Our faculty members have extensive experience in almost every medium of the performing arts with many of the world’s leading professionals. Our faculty members have also attended the world's leading universities and conservatories.

    Get to know your future professors by viewing their faculty profiles.

    Getting Involved

    As a student in our department, your opportunities to grow as a performer and a professional are virtually unlimited. You can become an active member in a number of student organizations and honors clubs. As a student of music, you have the option to participate in a variety of large vocal and instrumental ensembles which are part of the MSU Band, Orchestral, and Vocal programs. If you are a theatre or dance student, you have the opportunity to participate in the MSU Dance Ensemble, as well as several theatrical productions throughout the year.

    The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance has a number of costume and scene shops, lighting and design labs, practices studios and performance spaces for you to take advantage of as a student. In addition, you’ll have access to our Digital Media Learning Center, which provides students access to the most up-to-date video editing and music notation and sequencing technology.

    See for yourself and take a virtual tour of all our music facilities. You can also take a virtual tour of all theatre and dance facilities in our department.

    Taking Your Next Step

    You have already taken an important step in learning about the outstanding educational opportunities available in the performing arts at MSU. We encourage you continue exploring our department’s site. You will find more information regarding specific department’s degree programs, faculty, facilities, activities, events, productions and ensembles.

    Schedule a campus visit and allow us to provide you with a first-hand look at our department and our world-class faculty. During your visit, you can observe classes, participate in ensemble, dance and theatre production rehearsals, meet our faculty and students, and perhaps receive a private lesson. We look forward to seeing you at MSU.

    Apply to MSU today and be sure to complete the additional application for admittance into our music or theatre programs.


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Theatre Education Major, Ashland, KY "When I met the faculty at Morehead I immediately felt at home and everyday I am here I feel more like I am part of a family. I could not imagine being anywhere else."

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