Music, Theatre, and Dance

You love to perform. You love to teach. Whether you are singing your heart out in a classical chamber choir, delivering a scorching monologue, teaching a lesson, conducting a rehearsal, or flexing your muscles through modern dance, the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance is there to help you perfect your technique, encourage your creative spirit, and give you a chance to shine.

Located in the Silver Center for the Arts, the creative heart of the Plymouth State University campus and community, our integrated and collaborative department has plenty to offer students in every discipline.


  • Majors in music, music education and theatre, with options that range from music technology to theatrical design, theatre history, dramatic writing and music theatre performance. Auditions & Admissions
  • A self-designed interdisciplinary dance major (that can be combined with other majors such as theatre or business) and a dance pedagogy curriculum approved by the National Dance Education Organization
  • Flexible minors in music that allow you to dive into your artistic passion
  • Passionate, talented faculty who are practicing artists,  performers, educators and technicians
  • A variety of performance opportunities, including chamber ensembles, instrumental groups, jazz combos, choral groups, symphonic band, contemporary dance ensemble and Plymouth State Theatre
  • Opportunities to work with renowned guest artists, choreographers and composers
  • Outstanding facilities, including the 680-seat Hanaway Theatre, a recital hall, studio theatre, Roland digital piano lab, MIDI lab, state-of-the-art Wenger rehearsal rooms, dance and acting studios and theatre shops