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Music Theatre Creation Lab [MUTH 333]

MUTH 333/3.0 Music Theatre Creation Lab

This course is an exploration of the varied components of Music Theatre creation through the practical application of writing, designing and publicly performing short, original musical theatre or opera scenes. Students will work alone and in small groups to create all aspects of their original scenes including script, lyrics, music, staging, sets, costumes and promotion. They will also create a rehearsal plan and engage other personnel to create a staged production of the scenes which will be presented publicly at the end of the term. Potential guest lecturers in areas such as music and stage direction, design, and stage management will further deepen students’ knowledge of each distinct discipline, while offering practical skills for the development of their own creations. Queen’s Watershed Festival will be an integral course component: student work-in-progress will be shared at the Festival, and students will have opportunities to engage with guest performers, industry experts, scholars, and Festival attendees.

Learning hours: 136 (12L;24S;4G;96P)

Prerequisite: Level 3 and registration in DRAM, MUSC or B.M.T. Plan, or permission of the school.

Note: No prior experience with composition is required, but students must demonstrate a thorough understanding of the rudiments of music prior to enrolment.

Instructor: Cecilia Livingston

Spring term

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