The Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a concentration in musical theatre trains students in a variety of theatre skills with a specific focus on acting, singing and dancing. Grounded in practical experience, Young Harris College faculty share decades of real-world stage experience to help students build comprehensive skills ranging including voice production, technique and interpretation, musicianship, sight-singing, acting and movement, and various styles of dance including ballet, modern, tap, jazz and period. In addition, students are provided many opportunities at Young Harris College to practice these skills through various vocal groups and musical performances.
The Musical Theatre program is one of the fastest growing degree programs at YHC. What makes this program distinctive from other schools is that students are active in both the Music and Theatre Departments. With a full range of acting, voice and dance classes, students work on their craft while remaining rooted in a liberal arts program. The program trains you in all phases of musical theatre and prepares you to advance successfully into graduate programs in musical theatre. Our students demonstrate a developed range of practical acting and vocal music performance skills at a high artistic level, the ability to operate effectively as a theatre technician in a production setting, the ability to self-teach a piece of music in their principal performance area, a developed range of musical theatre dance skills at a high artistic level and an understanding of the history and literature of theatre and the ability to communicate about it thoughtfully.
In addition to two fully produced musical, each year Theatre Young Harris produces six Mainstage and Studio series shows including one classical play, two contemporary plays and a children’s play. Musical theatre students take part in student recitals and vocal juries and are also encouraged to be involved in vocal ensembles, such as the Young Harris College Choir and a cappella groups Southern Harmony and the Compulsive Lyres, and music ensembles, such as the YHC Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Pep Band, Concert Band, Guitar Ensemble and Piano Ensemble.
Competitive scholarships are available for students with a Musical Theatre concentration. For an application and further information regarding fine arts scholarships, please contact (706) 379-5182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.