Music Theatre encompasses the three principal disciplines of singing, acting and dance. At the VCA these are taught as individual crafts and also in combination.

Music Theatre Company 2016 members in Spring Awakening. Image: Drew Echberg, 2016.
Music Theatre Company 2016 members in Spring Awakening. Image: Drew Echberg, 2016.

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Our training is intensive, practical, studio-based and focused towards industry. Public performance is an intrinsic element of the training we offer, with performances by second and third year students every year.

Nurturing individual voices is a priority of the discipline, as is developing new Australian music theatre work. Since 2011 the VCA has supported two new works, Dreamsong and A Little Touch of Chaos. Both were written, developed and premiered at the VCA.

Music Theatre has a strong focus on the Australian industry – particularly in Melbourne – with industry leaders engaged as guest lecturers, music directors and advisors for the discipline.

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Train in a studio environment

Music theatre students work creatively and collaboratively to explore the discipline.

Studio practice underpins our music theatre training programs, with emphasis on collaboration and public performance seasons.

Music Theatre Company 2017
Music Theatre Company 2016. Image: Sav Schulman, 2016.
Music Theatre staff and students at the 2016 Great American Songbook Style Party. Image: Drew Echberg, 2016.

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