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.


 College Community Orchestra Concert, Tuesday Dec 1 8:00pm  Dowd Fine Arts Theatre. The Music of Russia an America .  Featuring music by Borodin, Gould, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein and Chadwick. Ubaldo Valli conducting, Sarah Shaiman , Senior Musical Thetare Major guest Soprano .All are welcome. Admission Free.

Choral Union Concert  Tuesday December 8 8:00 p.m. United Presbyterian Church  Cortland. Admission

Holiday Concert  Thursday December 10, 8:00 p.m. College Singers and Gospel Choir  present music to celebrate the season. Followed by a sing-a-long with audience.Admission free


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