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Department of Music and Theatre

Welcome to the Department of Music and Theatre at CSU, Chico!

Temporary Virtual Services

The Music and Theatre Department office is available online and by email through Fall 2020 or until further notice. All information will be provided through email. Monitor your Wildcat email regularly and the FAQ's page

Note: Any information suggesting in-person events such as sign-ups, auditions, or group participation will be virtual and announced in class and/or by Wildcat email.
New course offering!
THEA 398 (5368) - LGBTQ+ Theatre. Department permission. Open to majors & non-majors.

Wildcat email, Blackboard, and Zoom is where students will be contacted regarding syllabi, office hours procedure, assignments, tests and method of delivery of instruction.

The mission of the Department of Music and Theatre is to provide our students with opportunities to excel through disciplined study and practice in high-quality facilities, classes, performance ensembles and productions.

We seek to sustain the academic and artistic vitality of the performing and recording arts at California State University, Chico. We provide a fertile learning environment, which nurtures student creativity, Scholarship, diversity, and entrepreneurship, enhanced by the collaboration of students, faculty and staff. We promote the education, appreciation and enjoyment of the Arts on the campus and in the greater North State community.

If you have questions or would like to explore our many performance options and areas of study, please contact one of our advisors or our department office by email.

Open Applications, Deadlines & Campus Events

March 1 - 

Recording Arts Supplemental Application 

March 3

Giving Day

March 31 - April 4

Production "A Whole New Story"

April 16

International Festival

June 16, 21; July 12, 20

Summer Orientation: Music - Dr. Michelle McConkey 

June 21; July 1, 20

Summer Orientation: Musical Theatre/ Theater Arts - Matthew Miller

SOTA and Chico Performances

Read the Orion article(opens in new window) by Kelsey Ogle.