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Music and Theatre

Nurturing the artist within you.

Areas of Study

With a curriculum that combines theory with practical work, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students graduate polished and professional, ready for a lifetime in the performing arts.

Music and Theatre at SMWC

Music speaks to the soul. Express yourself and reach out to others with a music education from SMWC.

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Achieve your dream

Approved by the American Music Therapy Association, the Music Therapy Equivalency Distance (MTED) format meets the needs of individuals who have a passion for helping others through their music.

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“My experience, so far, has been very eye-opening. I’ve gained a lot of knowledge not only in music therapy but also in music itself. I’ve really grown as a musician as well as a student.”

– Jacob, music therapy major

We want to see you succeed. This is why a variety of scholarships are available for music students to help make college affordable. Be sure to check them out!

The Department of Music and Theatre is housed within the beautiful Conservatory of Music, built in 1913. As a student, you’ll enjoy the marble stairwells, spacious practice rooms with large windows, historic 750-seat Cecilian Auditorium, state-of-the-art piano lab, and music technology lab.