Music Theatre

st lawrence college joint program music theatreThe new Music Theatre program will provide students with theoretical and practical training both in the three core disciplines of acting, singing and dancing, and also in the study of music theatre as a liberal arts subject. Industry-focused training through a 2-year set curriculum at St. Lawrence College (Brockville) includes personalized instruction and coaching, group creative work, and basic music literacy which will then be complemented by a more interdisciplinary liberal arts approach in the final two years at Queen’s.  This demanding “triple threat” program will allow students to hone their skills by performing in front of audiences, in studio, main stage productions and in unique productions where students learn to create and produce original theatrical pieces. Students will also receive mentoring from faculty and guest industry professionals to become competent and job-ready for a competitive and rapidly-changing industry. The program thus will offer students a complementary set of outcomes that combine college and university strengths, disciplinary and interdisciplinary skill sets, and creative and critical modes of communication.

Top 4 Reasons to Study Music Theatre at Queen's:

1. Perform in, compose, write, stage and design music theatre in all of its dynamic forms in world-class facilities.

2. Collaborate with top Canadian industry professionals.

3. Personalize and diversify your experience through a myriad of options in design, production, creation, and critical study.

4. Become a leader in the growing music theatre community in Canada through new music theatre creation labs, Artist-in-Residency programs, summer intensives, and masterclasses with guest artists.

Harrison-LeCaine Hall
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Main Office
Craig Walker
Department Manager: 
Julia Stroud
Departmental Assistant: 
Sheri Wilson
Academic Program Manager: 
Katherine Peter
Undergraduate Chair: 
Colleen Renihan
Academic Advisor and Auditions Coordinator: 
Kim Gudlauski
Graduate Chair: 
Margaret Walker
Graduate Assistant: 
Amy Bello
St. Lawrence College - Program Coordinator: 
Janet Venn-Jackson
613-345-0660, ext. 3407

 Admission to the Joint Bachelor of Music Theatre program between St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University

Music Theatre (BMT)
OUAC Code:
QMT (St. Lawrence College Brockville/ Kingston Campus)

Admission to the joint Bachelor of Music Theatre program between St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University begins with an application through the OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre) website ( using the QMT program code. The Ontario Secondary School prerequisites for the program include English 4U and one additional 4U course in addition to four other courses at the 4U or 4M level. Applicants outside of Ontario should visit for program requirements. Following your application you must successfully complete an audition through St. Lawrence College. Auditions will take place in Brockville, Ontario and Toronto, Ontario. Those residing outside of these areas are to submit a digital audition. Upon receipt of your application you will be sent more information regarding the audition process. For information regarding your audition please contact Janet Venn-Jackson, Program Coordinator, at


Bachelor of Music Theatre (BMT)


Students in the new Bachelor of Music Theatre (BMT) degree will complete two years in the Music Theatre - Performance Advanced Diploma program at St. Lawrence College and then will enter Queen's for two more years to earn a BMT. Students will take courses in dance, singing, acting, music literacy, movement, and repertoire at St. Lawrence, and once at Queen's will be able to move into any of a number of ancillary fields embedded in or related to music theatre, such as Directing, Music Direction, Choreography, Composition, Libretto-writing, Design, Production, Management, or Criticism.


Where could Music Theatre students go after graduation??

  • Acting
  • Arts administration
  • Choreographer
  • Communications
  • Composing/songwriting
  • Conducting
  • Corporate trainer
  • Costume-set/lighting/sound design
  • Digital archivist
  • Directing
  • Drama or music therapy
  • Early childhood education
  • Educational outreach
  • Ensemble manager
  • Event planning
  • Film scoring
  • Arts journalism
  • Lyricist
  • Marketing director
  • Music arranger
  • Music editor
  • Music performance
  • Music theatre/opera
  • Playwriting/screenwriting
  • Production
  • Public relations
  • Sound engineering
  • Stage management
  • Talent representation
  • Teaching
  • Theatre production
  • Tourism
  • TV/radio broadcasting and production
  • Voice coaching

Taking time to explore career options, build experience and network can help you have a smooth transition to the world of work after graduation. Note that some of these careers may require additional training.