Musical Theatre

Music Center Stage

The minor in Musical theatre is for those students who wish to pursue two great arts: music and theatre. Whether it’s crooning into a microphone, tickling the black and white keys, dancing in front of a painted set, or conducting a 100-piece orchestra, the love for musical theatre is one that combines a wide array of talent and skill. Students receive solid course instruction and direction, as well as numerous opportunities for implementing stagecraft skills — onstage and off. 

Each semester, students study acting, directing, dramatic literature, music as well as technical theatre and stagecraft. Olivet offers an ideal combination of artistic freedom and professional nurturing in a Christian environment.

Roles in mainstage productions are by audition, though many other performance opportunities are offered. ONU Broadway Revue, Spoons for Forks improvisational group, the 24-Hour Theatre and summer productions are a few highlights of the year.

Mission Statement

The School of Music exists to cultivate the musical skills of student scholars as an act of personal commitment to Christ, and to encourage a life of service to others. The educational thrust of the School of Music is threefold: it seeks to complement a broad liberal arts education, to provide the intensive professional training that aspiring musicians need, and to meet the musical needs of the University, community, and Olivet’s educational region.

Areas of Study

At Olivet Nazarene University, we believe an invitation to study music is an invitation to influence. No matter the concentration, Olivet's expert faculty are seasoned instructors and musicians who provide a continuum of professional preparation from deep lecture to one-on-one performance coaching.

Music Ensembles

Countless music ensembles make up the performance opportunities offered each year. From opera to orchestral, jazz to jam session — there’s a place for everyone.

Music Ensembles

Concerts and Events

Olivet's School of Music hosts a variety of concerts and events on campus for campus and community alike. Many events are general admission and free, while some require tickets.

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Meet the Faculty

Olivet professors are mentors, really. The hours spent honing your musical skills with skilled professionals goes beyond the classroom and studio. Faculty are constantly advancing their craft, in the classroom and on the concert stage.

Music Faculty

Let's Make Music Together

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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