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I'm going to be a Senior this year and I was really interested in MMC. My parents are pushing for me to major in a science. I've actually been really interested in majoring in Speech Pathology/Audiology and I know that I'm definetly minoring in French. But I really like to sing so i'm not sure whether I should also minor in Music or musical theatre.I'm very very interested in the whole broadway scene but I'm not that great of an actor. So I was wonderig if the Musical Theatre class is like the of study musical theatre or is it more of a hands on class?

Btw Is it weird if I mix my interests in the arts with the sciences?

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On August 29th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC), little_padfoot commented:
Unfortunately you can not major in Musical Theatre unless you are a Dance major, BFA Acting major or BA Theatre Performance major. And the Musical Theatre classes are active performance classes with minimal "book study". You also can not take those classes without being a minor. I think that IF they had space available in a class then only performance majors would be permitted to audition to be in them. I have no idea how often that even happens so I can't say that as fact.

I don't know much about the music minor. I had thought that only musical theatre minors received a voice teacher but at our orientation one of the acting majors (non-MT) asked about getting a voice teacher and they said it was possible to get one through the school. So it seems they bend their policies on that depending on space in a given class.

Honestly I would look at another school if you don't want to go to MMC for a dance/theatre/art degree because those are the departments that get the most attention and money. Perhaps Hunter College would be a better fit for you. They're the best in the CUNY system, have a respected music department and you can take classes at MMC if you like since they have an agreement.

Hope this helps a bit.
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On August 29th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC), little_padfoot replied:
I totally meant that you can't MINOR in Musical Theatre, not major since there isn't one, haha.
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