Academic Affairs

Music and Theatre at Fort Hays State University

Forward thinking. World ready.

 Can you hear the music WEBFor us, it’s not just a motto — it’s a way of life.

Whether you want to study music education, performance, composition, music technology, or just play in an ensemble and earn a different degree, we welcome your contributions and individual talents as part of the music degree program.

If you have a passion for the world of theatre - acting, writing, directing, staging and more - find your home among other aspiring artists. Beginning July 2010, the theatre program has joined forces with the Department of Music, moving from the Department of Communication Studies.

As an important member in the Department of Music and Theatre, you will quickly discover you aren’t just another face in the crowd, but rather, a unique student with specific goals, dreams and aspirations. Our program is designed to help you succeed. How?

You will:

  • discover innovative teaching practices in every musical area of study to prepare you for your chosen career
  • take a broad, interdisciplinary course of study to prepare you for the many dimensions of the world of theatre
  • learn in a friendly, supportive environment where classmates are more like family
  • begin to develop your performance skills - whether in music or theater - available to you as soon as you arrive on campus.

At FHSU, you will find dynamic faculty who are deeply committed to your education and training as an aspiring musician. Take a look at our faculty bios, and you will see that our nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty members are committed to excellence in music. You won't find a harder working music faculty dedicated to your success at FHSU.

Join us in the Department of Music and Theatre. Discover a high quality education that prepares you for whatever lies ahead, and get the training you need to be the artist you want to be.

Most importantly, come visit us. Once you do, we are confident you'll be ready to make Fort Hays your home. Contact the Department of Music and Theatre today to learn more!

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