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Department of Music and Theatre

Why Choose Music and Theatre at Chico State?

Student Opportunities

Areas of Interest

Students in our degree programs have the opportunity to study and participate in:

  • Acting
  • Choreography & Dance
  • Costuming
  • Directing
  • Music Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music Industry
  • Music Performance
  • Recording Arts
  • Set Design


We welcome students across campus to participate in our many ensembles, which include:

  • Acappella Choir
  • Chamber Singers
  • University Chorus
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz X-Press
  • Jazz II
  • North State Symphony
  • Pep Band
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble


  • Theatre: National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)

We are also active in the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival and offer many opportunities to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Equity & Inclusion

Theatre is a safe place where all are welcome.  Chico State Theatre is committed to creating and fostering an environment that is inclusive and equitable, and we welcome all races, gender identities, religions, political affiliations, body types and sexualities.  This mission is ongoing and evolving, and that commitment is unwavering.  Conduct that is not conducive to this mission will not be tolerated. 

Chico State Theatre is committed to inclusivity in the main stage season.  A minimum of 50% of productions will come from BIPOC and LGBTQ+ creators.  Additionally, Chico State Theatre will continue to reimagine new approaches to both contemporary and classical works.