Is your passion set and costume design for a major musical production, presenting a recital on a 9 foot Steinway grand piano or traveling the United States or Europe on a choir or band tour?

Our students participate in all aspects of creativity through the performing arts program at McPherson College including – box office sales, marketing and publicity, set construction, section leaders, student conductors, solo and small ensemble performances and dinner theatre.

From the 2016 May POPS Concert:
McPherson College Concert Band, McPherson College Jazz Band and the McPherson County Jazz Horn Quartet.

Highlight from the 2016 Spring Choir Concert:
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, Mvmt. 1,  Reduction for Chamber Choir and Two Pianos

The Department of Performing Arts commits itself to developing – through a professional based approach supported by academic instruction – our students’ knowledge and skills of music and theatre with a multicultural view and interdisciplinary commitment towards artistic creativity, collaboration, ethics, scholarship, professionalism and service.
We offer a major with tracks in Music, Theatre and Musical Theatre. Students may choose to add a Music or Theatre Teaching Licensure by completing the requirements of our Teacher Education Program. See our Catalog for program and course descriptions.
Our Faculty members encourage students to develop skills, build relationships, and express themselves through performance.
Scholarships are available for students who major in the performing arts.
Students can develop their musicianship and leadership skills through various ensembles and participate in special performance opportunities like musical theatre, a Renaissance fest, and Broadway musical revues.
Theatre productions vary from light musical comedy to classics to pertinent social drama and include the First Nighters dinner theatre program.
Get your membership to the Alpha Psi Omega First Nighters dinner theatre program.

 

Fine Arts Calendar

 

MC Performing Arts

16-17 Theatre Poster

Theatre
McPherson College presents 16-17 season written entirely by Tony-Award winning playwrights.

Instrumental Music

Music
Students can develop their musicianship and leadership skills through various ensembles and participate in special performance opportunities like musical theatre, a Renaissance fest, and Broadway musical revues.

European Tour

2015 European Tour
The McPherson College Choir and Band toured Europe during the January interterm session.  Read about their experiences in Krakow, Prague, Salzburg, and Munich in the Student Blogs.