Department Information

Jerome O'Callaghan (Interim Chair)
Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 216
Phone: 607-753-2811
Fax: 607-753-5728

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Performing Arts Department

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With a major in musical theatre and minors in music and theatre, our Performing Arts Department provides a foundation in music, theatre, dance and technical theatre, resulting in thorough professional training for a career in this exciting field.

You’ll work with the finest teachers of voice, acting, dance, theatre history, music history and theory, and gain a liberal arts education at the same time.

In addition, you’ll have opportunities to perform in main-stage musicals,  classic and contemporary plays,student-directed one-act plays , workshops and readings of new musicals, and choral and instrumental ensembles. A 477-seat theatre, a recital hall, a lab theatre, a dance studio and practice and rehearsal rooms will support your study.

Whether you pursue a career as a performer, work behind the scenes or become a teacher, your experience at SUNY Cortland will serve you in a variety of career options.


STUDENT RECITALS Saturday May 2 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm Sunday May 3 1:00pm, 3:00pm Senior Vocal Students present music recitals in DOWD 110 ADMISSION FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for more info call 607-753-2831


CHORAL UNION CONCERT Tuesday May 5, 8:00pm DOWD FINE ARTS THEATRE ADMISSION FREE for more info call 607-753-2831