The Singing Actor: Song Interpretation for Musical Theater


The Singing Actor:

Song Interpretation for Musical Theater

Chauntee' Schuler Irving

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Theater Studies Major - Area 1 (Acting, Directing)

Musical Theater Minor - one course in practice

See a short interview with Chauntee' here.

The Singing Actor is a research and workshop-based musical theater course designed to introduce students to the analytical and performative demands of acting a song. The course aims to give students a working knowledge of music theory methods, exercises, and essential aesthetics in vocal production and vocal wellness, as well as an in-depth study of script analysis, score analysis, and character development for the musical. Researching and physically preparing songs and scores from various musical genres is the primary focus of the course with the preparation of song pieces for songbooks and audition settings being a secondary focus.


New Course Fall 2023

A student in THEATRST 215: The Singing Actor participates in a digital storytelling project at Tunes Recording Studio
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • MUSIC 214
Typically Offered