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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 Spring
1 section

The Joy of Improv

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

2018 Spring
1 section

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.

2018 Spring
1 section

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 Spring
1 section

Jazz in American Culture: A History

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

2 sections

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 Spring
2 sections

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.

Improvisation: Discovering the Actor Within

Using professional acting techniques in a supportive environment, allow your full potential to blossom into more effective personal presentation.

Introduction to Stand-Up Comedy

In this course, build your own professional five-minute stand-up routine based on whatever subjects you happen to be passionate about.

Master Composers of the Romantic Era

Survey the major composers of the romantic movement, including Brahms, Chopin, Dvorák, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Verdi, and Wagner.

The Story of Russian Classical Music: From Glinka to Gubaidulina

Explore the rich diversity of Russian classical music, including works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, and Prokofiev.