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Music and Theatre

Explore the performing arts through participation, study, and production.

Degree Programs:

Upcoming Concerts

Visit the Performing Arts Center Department Performances page for more information about the concerts below:


Student Recital
Wednesday, May 4

Theatre Productions


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Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Chad Larabee

On an island where everyone’s in love with someone, but no one’s in love with the someone who loves them back, a castaway may be able to set everything right. Twelfth Night is a classic tale of gender-bending hijinks, mistaken identity, and the quest for true love.  “If music be the food of live, play on.”

March 31-April 9


Fresh Acts

Artistic Director Kate Walat

The Theatre Program’s annual festival of play readings features works written, directed, and performed entirely by students. See some of the freshest writing that UAlbany has to offer, and be a part of the dynamic process of theatre being made, in the kind of creative collaborations at the heart of the American theatre.

April 20-23

Theatre Productions Page
Theatre Production Calendar

Music Performance Ensembles

The Music Program’s ensembles perform on campus every semester. Our vocal groups include a large Chorale and the audition-based Chamber Singers. Instrumental ensembles include Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band, and Percussion Ensemble. The Marching and Pep Bands play at athletic events. Non-majors and community members are welcome to participate.

Two students in a theatre production


Theatre Auditions

Auditions for UAlbany Theatre productions occur three times a year. 
See our Theatre Auditions and Production Policy page for additional information.


Faculty Expertise

Faculty are internationally recognized for their compositions, performances, and scholarship. We emphasize issues relevant to music and society such as social media, rock, jazz, and transatlantic cultural exchange. Expertise includes recording practices, multimedia composition, film music, gender studies, world musics, and history of theory. See faculty bios for additional information on publications, recordings, and performances.

Percussion Ensemble

Department of Music and Theatre, College of Arts and Sciences


Performing Arts Center 310
[email protected]
Phone: 518-442-4187

Hours: By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm (Mon/Tue lunch 12-12:30pm, Wed-Fri lunch 11:00am-12:30pm)


Performing Arts Center 262
[email protected]
Phone: 518-442-4200

Hours: By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch)