Performing Arts Department

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 RECITAL Saturday November 21 . 7:30 p.m. Maggie Brennan, Senior in Musical Theatre, performs selections ranging from classical to contemporary  in Dowd  room 110 .All are welcome. Admission Free.

COLLEGE SINGERS CONCERT  Tuesday November 17 8:00 p.m. The College Singers present an evening of selections from Disney and Broadway. Dowd  Fine Arts Theatre Admission Free


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