Theatre and Music Theatre
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Create. Challenge. Change.
The Conservatory for the Performing Arts at Viterbo University is home to a new generation of young artists destined for careers in theatre, music theatre, music education, vocal performance, and dance. Our innovative spirit shines through every aspect of our cross-disciplinary programs and in our student-centered, professional faculty.
We celebrate diversity in all forms and strive to create a rigorous and compassionate learning environment that meets you where you are and supports your evolution toward the artist you want to be. Cultivating individual identity and a proud sense of self are central to our approach. You’ll be challenged to develop your artistic voice and carve your path toward the career of your choosing.
A Peek Behind the Curtain with Music Theatre Major McKenzie Russ
McKenzie Russ recently chatted about her roles as dance captain and assistant choreographer in Viterbo’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts’ production of 42nd Street.
Spotlight on Shane Rhoades: Encouraging Students to be Their Best
Shane Rhoades, associate professor of theatre and music theatre for Viterbo University’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts, has a personality that shines as bright as "42nd Street," the classic golden age musical that launch...
Viterbo Theatre Alums Appearing on Broadway
An in-depth WXOW-TV report form December 2019 highlights the Broadway successes of Viterbo University alumni Arbender Robinson, Jhardon Milton, and Samantha Pauly.
Working Apart, Learning Together
Viterbo faculty and students are turning remote-learning into an opportunity, whether that be by recording virtual opera scenes or practicing new telehealth techniques. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spring in-person class...
Joe Lange Sings Praises of Scholarships
For vocal performance major Joe Lange, a scholarship's value is more than monetary. “It gives me a lot of inspiration to do well in my classes. I want to be seen as a worthy recipient.”