About School of music, theatRE, and dance

The performing arts play a significant role in the life of Anderson University. That tradition continues today. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is thriving with vibrant students, accomplished faculty, high-caliber arts events, challenging classes, and satisfying experiences.

This is a place where creative energy runs high and where students learn and grow in a nurturing and stimulating environment. This is a place where you can realize your dreams and begin a promising professional life. This is a place that encourages artistic, intellectual, and personal development.

Why AU?

Offering a wide array of degree programs and areas of study, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance endeavors to give all students opportunities for creative experiences in the musical arts by encouraging the development of musicianship and scholarship through classes, private study, and ensembles.

Students perform in solo recitals and in orchestral, wind, and choral ensembles that tour nationally and internationally. The Boze Lyric Theatre program produces fully-staged musical theatre and opera productions each year, and AU’s record label, Orangehaus Records, along with Orangehaus Publishing, provide professional experiences for music business students.

Anderson University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Upcoming Events

Plus, here are a few more facts:

SMTD Ensembles

  • Chorale
  • Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Women’s Chorus
  • Symphonic Choir
  • Concert Band
  • Valley Voices
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • String Quartet
  • Brass Quintet
  • Woodwind Quintet
  • Guitar Ensemble
the AU Chorale sings in York Performance Hall


We know you will find accomplished faculty at AU who care about your development as a musician, actor, or dancer, as well as a community of fellow students who will encourage and grow with you. Join us on campus to experience the life of a student in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. We will tailor your visit to your desired major. Opportunities include:

  • Attending classes
  • Participating in rehearsals
  • Meeting with faculty
  • Private lessons
  • Visiting with students
  • Attending a performance

Schedule your visit today!