School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan

Minor in Musical Theatre Composition

The Department of Musical Theatre offers a minor in musical theatre composition for eligible U-M students. The minor offers a training program for composers and lyricists.

Supported by a generous gift, the musical theatre writing program grew out of a desire to enhance the considerable offerings of SMTD’s world-class Department of Musical Theatre. Learn more about the evolution of the program.

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The Minor in Musical Theatre Composition consists of a minimum of 12 credits.


SMTD offers a wide variety of courses across all disciplines.

Silent Advisor

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.


Lynne Shankel

Lynne Shankel

Clinical Assistant Professor of Music