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PAMT 221 Musical Theatre History and Repertoire I

This course is open to students majoring in Musical Theatre only.

Course Description: An exploration into the style and repertoire of the most influential composers and lyricists of the early Musical Theatre. Musical Theater History Repertoire is a unique blend of a vocal performance and history class. Each week students will learn a new song, based on the era of musical theater that is covered in that week. Students will schedule an individual coaching session once a week, and then perform in front of the class to be critiqued by the Professor and fellow students. Students will sing material from the different composers each week from Irving Berlin to the Golden Age of Musical Theater in the 1950’s so the class can understand and hear characteristics of each style. Student will learn to be able to place each song in its appropriate historical and textual context.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.


2 credits