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The minor program in music theatre allows students with 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.
An audition is required to add the minor. Students should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Academic Affairs Office will direct you to the appropriate faculty member with whom to schedule an audition. Current music majors are not eligible for a music theatre minor.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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GPA Requirement: None
Incompatible Majors: BMUS in performance (music 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.
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.
Advisors should not add the minor until the student presents an acceptance letter from the School of Music Academic Affairs Office confirming that the student has successfully passed the audition.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure they take an appropriate set of courses. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.