Music Theatre

Description
The concentration in music theatre allows students who have a background, interest or passion in music theatre to continue their studies and further explore the craft. The coursework develops skills through performance-based small group classes and private instruction, and also includes the study of theoretical and historical elements of music and theatre.

Other Enrollment Requirements: An audition is required for entrance into the minor or BIS concentration and MUP 121 and MUP 170 study. Audition criteria are determined by area faculty.

  • Two songs (whole songs, not cuttings) total, to be performed with live piano accompaniment (accompanist provided, or students may choose to bring their own). Both songs must be from musicals, and they must contrast one another. One must demonstrate a "legitimate" style of singing utilizing legato line, and the other can be a contrasting style of your choosing (including pop, rock and belting).
  • Note: Students may elect to perform one classical selection (an art song or an aria from opera or oratorio) instead of two songs from musicals. The classical piece may be in English or in a foreign language. This could be in place of either piece.
  • Monologue: One monologue from a musical or a play, not exceeding one minute in length, will be performed separately from the singing and dance audition.
  • Dance Assessment: All applicants must perform a dance assessment separate from the singing audition. The purpose of the assessment is to gain a full picture of the complete musical theatre performer. Students should wear comfortable movement or dance attire and character shoes or shoes that are easy to move in. Students will be taught two brief combinations. There will be dressing rooms available in which to change before and after the dance audition. The dance and monologue audition will take place prior to the singing audition.

Advisors should not add the IDS concentration until the student presents an acceptance letter from the School of Music Academic Affairs Office confirming that the student has successfully passed the audition.

Admission Requirement: Admission requirement: An audition is required for entrance into the IDS concentration and MUP 121 study. Audition criteria are determined by area faculty and will be similar to the MUP 111 and MUP 311 criteria found in the Audition Requirements section on this webpage.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A maximum of 9 hours may be transferred from another institution and applied toward this concentration.
  • * Students must consult the academic advising office with the School of Music to obtain an enrollment override into MUP 121/321 for each semester the course is taken.
  • ** Students must pass the theory diagnostic exam on this link: https://herbergeronline.asu.edu/mus100/exam_start.php with a 70% or higher before an override for enrollment in MTC 125 will be provided by the School of Music.

Required Performance Courses -- 14 credit hours

MUP 121 Voice (2)
Notes: 2 semesters of MUP 121 are required
MUP 170 Music Theatre I (2)
MUP 172 Music Theatre II (2) (Pre-requisite: MUP 170)
MUP 321 Voice (1) (Prerequisite(s): Music major who has passed audition)
MUP 360 Musicianship for Singers (1)
MUP 374 Technical Production I (Foundations) (1)
MUP 374 Technical Production II (Practicum) (1)
MUP 451 Music Theatre Repertoire (2)
MUP 467 Music Theatre Dance Technique (2)
Notes: 2 semesters of MUP 467 are required

Music History -- 3 credit hours

MUS 356 Broadway and the American Musical (HU) (3)

Music Theory -- 3 credit hours

MUS 100 Fundamentals of Music Notation or MTC 125: Basic Music Theory (3)
Students will take a theory diagnostic exam to determine placement in either MUS 100 or MTC 125.

Music Electives -- 4 credit hours

MUP 270 Music Theatre III (2)
MUP 272 Music Theatre IV (2)
MUP 321 Voice (1)
MUP 373 Music Theatre Performance and Production (1)
MUS 131 Bach to Bebop (3)
MUS 355 American Music (HU & C & H) (3)
THE 322 Theatre History and Culture (HU & H) (3)

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

HIMUTHREMPH

College/School

College/School

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

480‐965‐5069
Find your Herberger Lead Advisor at: http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu/students/undergrad/advising.php
Music@asu.edu

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