The Catholic University of America


 Topics in Musical Theatre Methods for Secondary Education

July 6, 2015-July 17, 2015
(independent work completed in following three weeks)

Course Description
A non-degree, three-credit, graduate level course open to students possessing an undergraduate degree in music or the permission of instructor. The course is intended to fill a void in continuing education/professional development for K-12 educators related to musical theatre repertoire. This course includes methods and techniques for producing, directing and conducting successful musicals; and science-based content to support healthy vocal production in students performing all styles of popular and ‘legit’ music prevalent in music theatre repertoire. This course is a one-week course designed to be offered each summer. Prerequisite is an undergraduate degree in music or the permission of instructor.

Course Components

  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Conducting
  • Directing
  • Basic Design
  • Production

Learning outcomes will be assessed through:

  • the completion of performance assignments throughout the week
  • four hours observation of a professional or instructor-approved music theatre production meeting and/or rehearsal outside of class with a coinciding written submission
  • a comprehensive musical theatre proposal/research project submission due two weeks following the last day of class.


For more information please contact Rachelle Fleming.

(This covers all 3-credits)

The Catholic University of America
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
620 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20064

To register for this course (MUS-501B) you must apply online as a non-degree student through Graduate Admissions. Once admitted, further instructions will be given.

There are many hotels and lodging options in the surrounding area. If you wish to stay on campus, please visit our summer housing website.