Musical Theatre2022-04-05T16:55:55-04:00

A Degree in Musical Theatre

NEW IN FALL 2022!

Study with our faculty in private lessons, workshop classes, lecture classes, and masterclasses as you gain onstage intensive performance training in voice, acting, and dance along with a full liberal arts education. Our low student/faculty ratio results in focused study tailored to your needs. You will be prepared to pursue positions as performers, musicians, conductors, and musical directors within musical theatre related programs, productions, and organizations.

B.M. in Musical Theatre

The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Musical Theatre is designed for students who to want to exhibit performance potential in the musical theatre genre. The degree programs teaches music majors and musicians how to hone their musicianship skills and learn how to act the musical score. The B.M. in Musical Theatre will train musicians for not only performance roles on stage, but will train them for possible positions as music composers, music librettists, music directors, and music orchestral, chamber and choral conductors.

Curriculum

Required Courses
First Year:
MVV 1411 Major Applied Voice (2)
TPP 1110 Acting I (3)
MUN 1310 Ensemble (1)
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
MUT 1221 Sightsinging I (1)
MVV 1411 Major Applied Voice (2)
MUN 1310 Ensemble (1)
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3)
MUT 1222 Sightsinging II (1)

Second Year:
MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3)
TPP 2111 Acting II (3)
MUT 2226 Sightsinging III (1)
MVV 2421 Major Applied Voice (2)
MUN 1310 Ensemble (1)
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)
MUT 2227 Sightsinging IV (1)
MVV 2421 Major Applied Voice (2)
MUN 1310 Ensemble (1)
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
MUO 2001 Musical Theatre Workshop-Voice (2x) (4)
MUH 3514 Music of the World (3)

Third Year:
MVV 3431 Major Applied Voice (3)
MUN Ensemble (1)
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance
MUM 4301 Music Business (3)
MUH 3211 Music History Survey I (3)
MVK 1111L Class Piano I (1)
MUG 4101 Basic Conducting (1)
MUN 3313 Ensemble (1)
MVV 3431 Major Applied Voice (3)
MVK 1112L Class Piano II (1)
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance
MUH 3212 Music History Survey II (3)
MVV 3970L Junior Recital
MUO 2001 Musical Theatre Workshop-Voice (2x) (4)

Fourth Year:
MUH 3220 Musical Theatre History (3)
MVV 4441 Major Applied Voice (3)
MUC 1342 MIDI Technology(2)
MVK 2121L Class Piano III (1)
MUN 4XXX Musical Theatre Ensemble (1)
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance
MUG 4XXX Musical Theatre Conducting (1)
MVV 3630 Vocal Pedagogy (2)
MVK 2122L Class Piano IV (1)
MVV 4441 Major Applied Voice (3)
MUS 2001 Musical Theatre Workshop-Voice (2)
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance
MVV 4970L Senior Recital

Electives 3
Choose one from the following:
DAA 1200 Ballet Techniques I (3)
DAA 1500 Jazz Techniques (3)
DAA 5XXX Dance for Musical Theatre* (3)
TPP 2160 Voice and Movement I** (3)

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU on April 9, 2022 from 9AM – 1PM or by scheduling an audition date with Vindhya Khare, DMA, at vkhare@fiu.edu. 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Vocal Studies

khare

Dr. Vindhya Khare

(305) 348-4915

vkhare@fiu.edu

WPAC 146A

 

M.M. in Musical Theatre

The Master of Music (M.M.) in Musical Theatre focuses on developing the key skills needed to pursue careers as performers, conductors, and/or musical directors in the musical theatre genre. Students are guaranteed onstage performance credit — more time onstage means more training for your future career in the theatre.

Curriculum

Musical Theatre (36 credit hours)
MUH 5XXX History of Musical Theatre (3)
MVV 5451 Applied Voice (9)
MUN 5XXX Musical Theatre Ensemble (2)
MVV 5651 Graduate Vocal Pedagogy (2)
MUN 5XXX Musical Theatre Workshop (2)
MUS 5711 Music Bibliography (2)
MUT 5629 Analytical Techniques MUH (3)
6937 Special Topics Music History MUS (1-3)
5906 Master’s Recital (6)
Music Electives 4-6

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU on April 9, 2022 from 9AM – 1PM or by scheduling an audition date with Vindhya Khare, DMA, at vkhare@fiu.edu. 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Vocal Studies

khare

Dr. Vindhya Khare

(305) 348-4915

vkhare@fiu.edu

WPAC 146A

 

 

4 + 1 Combined B.M. & M.M. in Musical Theatre

The 4+1 Combined Degree program is designed for students who wish to complete both their BM and MM in Musical Theatre at FIU. The degree program teaches music majors and musicians how to hone their musicianship skills and learn how to act the musical score. The BM in Musical Theatre will train musicians for not only performance roles on stage, but will train them for possible positions as music composers, music librettists, music directors, and music orchestral, chamber and choral conductors.

Admission Requirements

  • Current overall GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Completed at least 75 credit hours
  • Two letters of recommendation from FIU Faculty
  • Submission of acceptable writing sample, complete with bibliography to vocal performance area coordinator at music@fiu.edu.

Senior Year

  • In their senior year, students will compete 5000 level courses, the vocal exit requirements, and senior recital
  • Students must apply for graduation so that they will receive the B.M. at the end of their senior year.
  • All students must complete the M.M credits within one year of receiving the B.M. in Music at FIU.

Curriculum

Required Courses
First Year:
MVV 1411 Major Applied Voice (2)
TPP 1110 Acting I (3)
MUN Ensemble (1)
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
MUT 1111 Music Theory I (3)
MUT 1221 Sightsinging I (1)
MVV 1411 Major Applied Voice (2)
MUN Ensemble (1)
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
MUT 1112 Music Theory II (3)
MUT 1222 Sightsinging II (1)

Second Year:
TPP 2111 Acting II (3)
MUT 2116 Music Theory III (3)
MUT 2226 Sightsinging III (1)
MVV 2421 Major Applied Voice (2)
MUN Ensemble (1)
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
MUT 2117 Music Theory IV (3)
MUT 2227 Sightsinging IV (1)
MVV 2421 Major Applied Voice (2)
MUN Ensemble (1)
MUS 1010 Recital Attendance
MUO 2001 Musical Theatre Wkshp (2)
MUH 3514 Music of the World (3)

Third Year:
MVV 3431 Major Applied Voice (3)
MUN Ensemble (1)
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance
MUM 4301 Music Business (3)
MUH 3211 Music History I (3)
MVK 1111L Class Piano I (1)
MUG 4101 Basic Conducting (1)
MUN Ensemble (1)
MVV 3431 Major Applied Voice (3)
MVK 1112L Class Piano II (1)
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance
MUH 3212 Music History II (3)
MVV 3970L Junior Recital

Fourth Year:
MUH 5XXX Musical Theatre History (3)
MVV 5451 Major Applied Voice (3)
MUC 1342 MIDI Technology (2)
MVK 2121L Class Piano III (1)
MUN 5XXX Musical Theatre Ensemble (1)
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance
MUG 4XXX Musical Theatre Conducting (1)
MVV 5651 Graduate Vocal Pedagogy (2)
MVK 2122L Class Piano IV (1)
MVV 5451 Major Applied Voice (3)
MUN 5XXX Musical Theatre Workshop (1)
MUS 3040 Recital Attendance
MVV 4970L Senior Recital

Choose 3 credits from the following:
DAA 1500 Jazz Techniques I (3)
DAA 1200 Ballet Techniques I (3)
DAA 5XXX Dance for Musical Theatre* (3)
TPP 2160 Voice and Movement I** (3)

Fifth Year:
During their fifth year, students will complete 20-23 hours of graduate-level work, including the following:
MVV 5451 Major Applied Voice (3)
MUN 5XXX Musical Theatre Ens (1)
MUS 5711 Music Bibliography (2)
MUS 5906 Master’s Recital (6)
MUT 5629 Analytical Techniques (3)
MUH 6937 Special Topics in Music Hist 1-3
Music Electives 1-5
*This course has pre-requisites, please see music
advisor for two DAA pre-requisites required for this
course.
**This course has a pre-requisite, please see music
advisor for pre-requisite access and information

Audition Dates

Qualified candidates will be invited to audition in person at FIU on April 9, 2022 from 9AM – 1PM or by scheduling an audition date with Vindhya Khare, DMA, at vkhare@fiu.edu. 

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Vocal Studies

 

khare

Dr. Vindhya Khare

(305) 348-4915

vkhare@fiu.edu

WPAC 146A

 

 

PRE-SCREENING MATERIALS TO SUBMIT ON GETACCEPTED

Musical selections: Submit two complete and contrasting musical theatre selections from two different eras, before 1969 and 1970-present day. You may use an accompaniment track or live pianist for your pre-screening video submission. No unaccompanied videos. Repertoire must be sung from memory.

  • Criteria: Demonstrate healthy vocal technique, musicianship (musical accuracy), style and nuance appropriate for the genre, and artistic expression.

Monologue: A one-minute memorized monologue from a published play.

  • Criteria: Demonstrate a dramatic arc and journey of the character from beginning to end.

Dance: Perform a one-minute dance of your choosing; suggested genres are contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, ballet or tap. This must be an original video recording for this pre-screening audition, no prior performance videos should be submitted. You should be the only one dancing in the video.

  • Criteria: Demonstrate your capability and level of technique for your selected genre.

LIVE AUDITIONS

To schedule an audition, please contact Vindhya Khare at vkhare@fiu.edu. 

Musical selections: Two complete and contrasting musical theatre selections from two different eras: before 1969 and after 1970. MM applicants must have three complete and contrasting musical theatre selections from three different eras: before 1969, 1970-2009, and 2010-present day. You may not use an accompaniment track for the live audition. A pianist will be provided, and you must provide legible sheet music for all of your repertoire. You may bring your own pianist if preferred. Repertoire must be sung from memory.

  • Criteria: Demonstrate healthy vocal technique, musicianship (musical accuracy), style and nuance appropriate for the genre, and artistic expression.

Monologue: One monologue from a published play that is no longer than 1 minute in length. MM applicants must have two contrasting monologues no longer than 2 minutes in length.VYour selection should demonstrate your strengths and range as an actor. Monologues must be performed from memory.

  • Criteria: Demonstrate a dramatic arc and journey of the character from beginning to end.

Sight-singing: An important part of all FIU voice auditions is the demonstration of competency in sight-singing. You may use solfege or any other system that enables you to accurately sight-sing.

  • Criteria: Demonstrate knowledge of tonality and ability to negotiate intervals with accurate rhythm.

Dance: Part of the audition process will include a dance call approximately one-hour in length. Applicants should wear appropriate dance attire that is not too loose-fitting that could include leotard, dance pants, or dance skirt. Applicants should wear appropriate dance shoes such as character shoes, jazz shoes, or dance sneakers. If proficient in pointe, please bring your pointe shoes.

  • Criteria: Demonstrate your capability and level of technique for the given choreography.