B.F.A. Musical Theatre
It is particularly important that students accepted in the B.F.A. musical theatre program understand that they must conform to requirements for the B.F.A. acting sequence. These requirements include auditioning for productions and participating in the B.F.A. review process.
Freshmen and sophomore B.F.A. musical theatre majors are required to participate in singing reviews. Freshmen will have one review near the end of the spring semester. Sophomores will have two reviews, one in the fall and one in the spring semester. In addition to regular sessions with the staff vocal coach, the musical director will provide each participating student with one coaching session. The musical director, the B.F.A. musical theatre area coordinator, the staff vocal coach and the members of the performance faculty will evaluate students' presentations.
The students will prepare material from musical theatre literature of other literature as approved by the vocal coach and the voice teacher. Specific requirements will be announced at the beginning of each semester. The student's voice teacher in the School of Music must approve all selections. Part of each student's private voice time will be spent preparing this material, which may also be sung for vocal juries in the School of Music. Students need to pass their vocal juries in order to pass their Private Voice classes and in order to be passed on to the next level of musical theatre training.
The purpose of singing review is to enable the faculty to:
- assess the vocal health, progress, range and musicianship of each student
- determine if each student is able to apply basic concepts from acting, singing and movement/dance classes
- encourage each student to increase her/his repertoire of songs