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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.

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.

2018 Fall
1 section

Hammerstein as Mentor to Sondheim

Learn about Oscar Hammerstein’s extraordinary influence on Stephen Sondheim and his work in musical theatre.

2018 Fall
1 section

Johannes Brahms: Classical Romanticist

Listen to the music of Brahms, and learn about the composer, his contemporaries, and his legacy.

2018 Fall
1 section

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.

2018 Fall
2 sections

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.

2018 Fall
1 section

Music She Wrote: Women Composers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st Centuries

Listen to selections of music composed by women and learn about the historic context of their eras.

2018 Fall
1 section

Norse and Finnish Mythology in Classical Music

Listen to music by some of the many composers who haven taken inspiration from Norse and Finnish mythology.

2018 Fall
1 section

The Joy of Improv

Enjoy creating improvisational comedy in a relaxed, encouraging, and supportive atmosphere.

2018 Fall
1 section

"The Music of Friends": A History of Chamber Music

Listen to selections of great chamber music from throughout history, and explore the works’ composers, patrons, and performance histories.

A Taste of Acting: Winter Session

Explore your creative side in this one-day workshop, designed to welcome newcomers to the world of acting.

Acting Techniques: Finding the One That's Best for You

In a supportive environment, learn the similarities and differences between acting techniques and discover which approach works best for you.

Jazz in American Culture: A History

Learn about the history of jazz, gain new insight into beloved artists, and discover lesser-known greats.

The Musical World of Johann Sebastian Bach

Explore Bach’s renowned music in its cultural context, and discover why Bach is lauded as a master of Western classical music.