Performing Arts Department - SUNY Cortland

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.


Events

The Laramie Project

A play by Moisés Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project
Oct. 20-22, 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
Dowd Fine Arts Center Theater
Tickets on sale October 3
In The Laramie Project, eight actors portray over 60 residents of Laramie, Wyoming as they discuss, reflect upon and try to make sense of the 1998 murder of one of their residents: A gay college student named Matthew Shepard.

The Rocky Horror Show

Friday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m.
Dowd Fine Arts Center Theater
Tickets on sale October 17
The cult classic is live on stage!  Join us, one night only as we "Do the Time Warp again!"

College Singers Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m.
Dowd Fine Arts Center Theater
Free Admission

College Community Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 8 p.m.
Dowd Fine Arts Center Theater
Free Admission

Choral Union Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
Dowd Fine Arts Center Theater
Free Admission

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