Music Theatre

Gayle Seaton - Program Director of Music Theatre

The success of the music theatre program is demonstrated by its many graduates employed on Broadway and in national touring productions, regional theatres, and other venues.

The Florida State University College of Music's Bachelor of Music track in Music Theatre is a professional program run jointly with the School of Theatre's Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Music Theatre and with the cooperation of the School of Dance. It is designed to create music theatre performers who are truly "triple threats" and who are prepared to work professionally when they have completed the program. Although students study in each area separately, the strength of the program is in its joint nature, allowing students and faculty to explore the connections that unite singing, acting, and dancing.

In addition to performing in the regular music theatre productions, music theatre students are encouraged to perform in as many venues as possible. The College of Music offers a wide range of performance opportunities, including FSU Opera and numerous choral and instrumental ensembles. In addition, music theatre students have danced in FSU Dance productions and performed in plays by such authors as Shakespeare and Chekhov on The Mainstage. Each year, graduating students present a Senior Showcase in New York City, performing for an audience of invited agents and casting directors, master teachers, producers, alumni, and friends.

Florida State University offers both a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Music Theatre) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre. For a comparison of the two degrees, click here.

Please contact Dr. Gayle Seaton, Program Director of Music Theatre, if you require further assistance. Dr. Seaton can be reached at (850) 644-3447 or


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