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.
Study Music Theatre at the VCA
Our training is intensive, practical, studio-based and industry focused. Public performance is a core part of the training we offer, with performances by second and third year students every year. Nurturing individual voices is a priority, 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.
Training in a studio environment
Our students work creatively and collaboratively to explore the discipline. Studio practice underpins our training programs, with an emphasis on collaboration and public performance seasons.
Music Theatre Courses
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The Melburnian channelling Katy Perry and the Backstreet Boys on stage
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‘Embrace your own strange notions': Choreographer Lucy Guerin on working with third year dancers at the VCA
A Day and LifeTuesday 21 March 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm
New Music Studio: Bass HorizonsWednesday 22 March 2023 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Joaquin Rodrigo’s Early Guitar Music 1926-1939Monday 27 March 2023 1:10pm - 2:00pm