Music Theatre : Overview

Department of Theatre & Dance

Contact Information

Music Theatre
College of Arts and Sciences
285 Alumni Arena
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-5030

Phone: 716.645.6897
Fax: 716.645.6992
Web Address:
Thomas Ralabate
Nathan Matthews
Director, Music Theatre
M. A. Casarella
Assistant to the Chair and Coordinator, Undergraduate Studies


The BFA in music theatre is a performance degree that encompasses courses from three disciplines: music, theatre, and dance. The objective of its comprehensive studies is to create the well-rounded professional able to succeed in an increasingly competitive and exciting field. Performance opportunities range from musicals and dance companies to dramas and operas mounted in state-of-the-art facilities. Prospective majors should meet with the director of music theatre and an undergraduate advisor as soon as possible.

Auditions in dance and music are required. For students with prior training, course requirements may be adjusted, based on placement auditions. If lower-level courses are waived, additional courses may be assigned. This policy applies to all majors.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:49 EST