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At the Height of Performance

Whether your passion is music, dance, theater, or the business side of the music industry, we provide a high-impact, professional training ground that focuses on creativity, collaboration, and innovative thinking. Our learning environment features small classes, one-on-one faculty attention, and excellent performance facilities.

Through internships; NVU choral, instrumental, and theater groups; and other performance and production opportunities on and off-campus early on, you’ll gain the artistic and technical skills you need to make your impact while you’re here and after you graduate.

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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023. Learn more and apply for fall 2023.

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North is Action. Creation. Heart.

All of our performing arts programs offer a well-rounded education that will expose you to the different aspects of your field and prepare you with marketable skills.

Here are some program highlights:

  • As a music business and industry student, you’ll choose a concentration in audio production, music management, or music and self-promotion to gain the expertise you need for your career, working in our state-of-the-art recording studio
  • Students in our performance, art, and technology program choose a concentration in dance, music, theatre/musical theatre, immersive design, or social justice and activism. Your main “classroom” will the Dibden stage and your two senior seminar courses will prepare you for a career in the performing arts.
  • Music education majors will graduate ready to pursue Vermont licensure endorsement to teach music in grades pre-K through 12.
A group of female actors wearing white perform on a stage.

“I was blown away by the theater program here…It seemed like there’s more effort in making plays great here rather than just reading lines to an audience.”

- Brittney Malik ’19


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