Performance Track and Musical Theater Performance Track

Theory Courses

Six semesters:

  • MUS 101a and b (with 2-credit labs 102a and b) AND

  • MUS 103a and b (with 2-credit labs 104a and b)

History Courses

Performance Track

  • MUS 131a

  • MUS 133b

  • MUS135a

Musical Theater Track

  • MUS 133b

  • MUS 131a OR 135a

  • THA 123A


Performance Track

  • Three courses in music, two of which are performance-oriented

Musical Theater Track

  • Three courses in music or theater dealing with issues of musical theater performance

  • See the list of approved track-specific electives in the University Bulletin

Private lessons (a full year of MUS 111/112) may be applied once only for major credit. MUS 1a, 2a, 5a,b, and 80-88 may not be counted as electives.

Track-specific requirements

Four semesters:

  • Junior Recital (MUS 117a and b)

  • Senior Recital (MUS 118a and b)

Or MUS 99d by petition

Ensemble Courses

Four semesters:

Must be taken all four semesters after acceptance in track

  • MUS 80-88 or 116 (with or without credit)

Brandeis Theater Collective musical may be substituted up to two times for Musical Theater Track.

Keyboard Proficiency

Keyboard proficiency must be demonstrated by exam by the end of the penultimate semester. Free instruction is available through the Basic Piano program. (no course credit)