Theater & Entertainment Technology – Music Theater Specialization
Associate in Science
This program prepares aspiring professionals in fine arts disciplines to graduate as specialists in their chosen field. Instruction in Musical Theatre will focus on the specific aspects of theatre performance related to Voice, Dance Technique, Acting and Choreography. Students will work one on one with expert faculty in our state-of-the-art performance spaces to develop their skills. Students are encouraged to learn and experience all aspects of stage performance and technical production which is necessary to give them well-rounded familiarity in their discipline.
- 1 of 5 Theater & Entertainment Technology Specializations
- Open admissions
- Auditions may be required
Employment of music directors and composers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The number of people attending musical performances, such as symphonies and concerts, and theatrical performances, such as ballets and musical theater, is expected to remain steady. Despite expected growth, tough competition for jobs is anticipated because of the large number of people interested in entering this field.
The median annual wage for music directors and composers was $50,110 in May 2016.
Employment of musicians and singers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth will be due to increases in demand for musical performances. However, there will be tough competition for jobs because of the large number of people who are interested in becoming musicians and singers.
The median hourly wage for musicians and singers was $25.14 in May 2016.
Average or Median Salary
$24.09 – $25.14 per hour