Department Information

Chair:
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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Overview

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.

THIS WEEK

LEGALLY BLONDE OPENS FRIDAY APRIL 10, The high energy Musical Comedy Legally Blonde takes the Dowd Stage Join us at 8pm April 10,11,17,18 and at 2pm on April 12 and 19 for a fun filled evening of high energy singing and dancing. Tickets availble at our new ONLINE Boxoffice www.cortland.edu/boxoffice or at the door for more info call 607-753-2831