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Whether you want a career in music or just the pleasure of performing or listening, there are courses of interest for you at ISU. The Department of Music offers a variety of music degrees and a music minor.

Theatre and Dance

The ISU Theatre and Dance division within the School of Performing Arts provides a well-rounded curriculum that is both basic and innovative. The program is structured to provide a rich curriculum enabling ISU students to pursue theatre as a profession or an avocation.

Welcome to the School of Performing Arts at Idaho State

The School of Performing Arts (SOPA) strives to be a leader in musical, theatrical, and dance-oriented performance and education for the Intermountain West.

In our departments within SOPA, we consistently endeavor to:

  • Offer instruction of the highest quality and caliber, providing total access to the educational process
  • Encourage the process of creative scholarship and serve the general body of learning through educational / performance / exhibit opportunities
  • Foster academic growth through varied means of communication, analysis, and exploration
  • Provide a series of diverse perspectives, while meeting the needs of a diverse student populace
  • Prepare professionals for appropriate discipline-specific career paths

If you are a student, we hope that you might choose to become involved in one of our programs.

Remember – you don’t need to be a major or even a minor to participate in a show, performance ensemble, or course of interest.

If you are a member of the ISU community or region, we hope that you will come out to one of our many sponsored events. We are constantly showcasing quality performances in music, and theatre and dance, and we look towards you to inspire us with your presence so that we might continue to offer even more.

Otherwise, if you have any questions that you don’t see addressed here on our website please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.