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Theatre, Music, and Acting

  • Analyzes and Discusses Literature and Music
  • Develops Cultural Aptitude
  • Builds Performance Skills

These courses provide the opportunity to read masterworks of the theatre; listen to symphonies, operas, and folk songs; or perform for an audience. Explore the cultural and historic legacies of the performing arts.

This Summer, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

100 Years of Great Czech Music: Smetana, Dvorak, and Janacek

Explore the nationalism and internationalism of 19th-century classical music through the works of famous Czech composers.

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The Play's the Thing: When the Curtain's Not Up

View recorded theatrical performances on your own, and then join online lectures and discussions that include special guests from the theatre world.

2020 Summer
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Acting in "The Zone": Scene Study and Improvisation

Learn to find “the zone” when acting—a state of exceptional, consistent performance—through scene study and improvisation.

Beginning Acting Boot Camp

Immerse yourself in the world of acting in this engaging, interactive workshop, suitable for first-time actors and budding thespians alike.

Classic Film Music: From King Kong to Spider-Man

Explore the impact of the movie soundtrack on the Hollywood film industry through films from King Kong to The Cider House Rules.

Mozart: The Man and the Music

Explore the two Mozarts: the child who dazzled Europe with his prodigious gifts and the mature artist who brought classical music to its height.

The Great Ones: Not Just Artists from the Kennedy Center Honors

Explore the lives and legacies of Kennedy Center Honorees, who represent the best of American theatre, film, dance, comedy, and music.

The Play's the Thing: Curtain Up on New York's Theatre Scene

Meet with theatre professionals and see five Broadway or Off-Broadway shows to learn what happens before the curtain rises and after it falls.