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Music Theater

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Dr. Sarah Mantel, Director

The IUP Music Theater is dedicated to the performance of quality musical productions using undergraduate and graduate student performers. The productions are cast through open audition and regularly feature IUP Music and Theater majors in leading roles and instrumental majors as members of the pit orchestra. Any student interested in musical theater is encouraged to become a part of the cast and production team. For more information, check the call board in front of the music theater room (Room 126) in Cogswell Hall.

Questions about the Music Theater program at IUP? Please contact Dr. Sarah Mantel at 724-357-4493, or e-mail her at

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Course Information

  • Music Theater Ensemble (MUSC 126) [001 or 011]
    Instructor: Dr. Sarah J. Mantel
    The Music Theater Ensemble is designed to provide training and performance experience for the singing-actor. Members of the Music Theater Ensemble learn performance techniques through a series of musical and theatrical exercises and the performance of songs and ensembles from Broadway to opera. The ensemble class covers physical coordination and freedom of movement on stage, improvisation, audition techniques, and how to communicate with your audience.
  • Opera Workshop (MUSC 126) [002 or 012)
    Instructor: Dr. Mary L. Hastings
    The Opera Workshop Ensemble features training and performance experience in opera for the singing-actor through a series of theatrical exercises, as well as the performance of various opera scenes. Performers will gain knowledge of basic opera repertoire, along with developing the voice. The ensemble class also covers taking instruction from directors, self direction, observation/critique, movement, warming up, and improvisation.

Both ensembles are offered every semester and perform at least one concert per semester. Ensemble auditions will be held at the beginning of each semester. For more information, check out the call board across from Cogswell room 126.

  • Music Department
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 103
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.