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St. Thomas has 4 performing arts groups, the Laetare Players theatre ensemble, the STAC Singers choral ensemble, the House Band rock group and the “Whose Line Is it Anyway” theatre improvisation club. All groups are open to students, alumni, faculty and staff at St. Thomas.

The Laetare Players mount two major productions each academic year. In the fall the production is usually a straight play, comedy or drama, and in the spring a musical from the Broadway repertoire. Auditions are announced in advance and are open to everyone. In addition, other smaller productions are presented during the course of the year.

The STAC Singers present two concert performances each year, a holiday concert in December and a spring concert in April. The group also performs for other college and community functions. There is no audition for membership in this group.

The House Band plays for the annual October Fest celebration and the Annual Holiday Benefit Concert in December. The group also performs for other College and community functions. The Holiday concert is a joint concert with the STAC Singers. Auditions for the House Band are held each semester and are open to everyone.

The Whose Line Is it Anyway ensemble specializes in theatre improvisation games and presents one performance each semester. There is no audition for this group.

Anya in The Cherry Orchard Fall 2011

Seussical Spring 2011

The Pajama Game Spring 2012

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The Pajama Game Spring 2012

Performing Arts Minor

Undergraduate students may earn a minor in performing arts (see requirements below) which includes courses in music, theatre and communication arts.  The minor culminates in a final performance project undertaken in the senior year.

Performing Arts Minor
18 Credits
School of Arts and Sciences/Saint Thomas Aquinas College

Program Goals:

  • To establish and promote a viable and well-rounded undergraduate performing arts program
  • To make available to students the opportunity to examine various disciplines, theories and styles in the performing arts
  • To offer students opportunities to develop analytic and creative skills utilized in the performing arts

Group I (9 credits)

Required:

MUS 210 Basics of Singing (3) OR                                                   
MUS 220 Guitar Performance (3)

and

CA 305 Basic Principles of Acting and Directing (3)                            OR

CA 201 Oral Interpretation of Literature(3)

and

CA 199 Theatre Practicum (3)*

*One (1) credit per semester for three semesters culminating in a final performance project the last
semester enrolled.

Group II (9 Credits)

Electives:

MUS 101 Introduction to Musicc (3)

MUS 301 Music of America (3)
                       
MUS 203 Introduction to American Music (3)

CA 205 Broadcast Performance (3)

CA 307 Arts in Performance (3)

 

MUS 150/151 Choral Singing)*

*One (1) credit per semester for three semesters.

Performing Arts Calendar

Dr. Evan Matthews Webpage

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