Department Information

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

Performing Arts Alumni Reception

Attendance Confirmation Form

Greetings! If you are a former music or theatre alumni from SUNY Cortland or if you have ever participated in a music ensemble, or been involved in a theatre production at SUNY Cortland you are invited to our special Performing Arts Alumni Reception on Saturday, October 29th! Come join us, and help us celebrate the arts at SUNY Cortland. Please complete the attendance confirmation form before October 18th if you plan to attend.

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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, student-directed one-act plays 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.



The classic Musical Play  BRIGADOON opens Friday 10/24 at 8pm. Come see our first production in the newly renovated DOWD FINE ARTS Theatre.  Performances continue Saturday 10/25 at 8pm, Sunday 10/26 at 2pm as well as 10/31-11/2