Emphasis of Training at TSU
(Trying to spread the questions by tracyvp)
We are starting to understand that most BFA Musical Theatre programs try very hard to train "triple threat" performers, but in the end, one of the three disciplines tends to emerge as slightly more prominent or emphasized than the others, and there is usually a second, then third.
For current Texas State students (or parents, if you know), what would you say is the primary emphasis of your training at TSU?
Also, can you describe the type of training you get in each of the three disciplines? For example, in music, how much time and what sort of training in voice, theory, repertoire, piano, etc. Do you learn both "classical" MT styles as well as contemporary pop styles? When and how?
For acting, do you explore the different approaches, and in what depth? Do you train with the acting BFA's or separately? Do you get a lot of straight acting training, or is most of the acting training in the context of "acting the song?"
In dance, can more advanced dancers take classes with the Dance majors? How much time is devoted to "specialty" dance like tap, partnering, hip hop, etc?
Sometimes different students have different experiences, so it would be awesome to hear from several!!