Music Theater Courses

Music Theater

Acting and Directing in Musical Theater

MTD 341 / THR 341 · Fall 2019

S01 · Mondays, 7:30 - 10:20 PM

Instructors: Ethan Heard · Stanley Bahorek

A practical hands-on introduction to acting and directing in musical theater. The course will require students to prepare songs and scenes from selected musicals with an eye to how best to approach the particular challenges the scene presents.

Theater Making Studio

THR 402 / MTD 402 · Fall 2019

C01 · Mondays, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Jane Cox · John Doyle

This junior methods seminar will prepare you to effectively choose, create and co-produce a theatrical project for senior year independent work and beyond.

Sounding Body/Utopic Voice

ATL 497 / THR 497 / MTD 497 · Fall 2019

S01 · Wednesday, 1:30 - 4:20 PM

Instructors: Anaïs Maviel · César Alvarez · Samita Sinha

Beginning with the embodied and vibrational foundations of sound, grounded in Indian tradition, we will create a cross-disciplinary experimental space for exploring our borderless voices and activating our bodies through sound. The formal and creative practice will address sounding and listening, tone and presence, body as archive, the musical origins of language, and the enacting of interdependence. Students will develop their own sonic creations and songwriting. We will also engage the thought experiment contained in Alvarez's musical NOISE.