Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

RIC Musical Theatre "Awake and Sing"
What We Do

Rhode Island College is unrivaled in music, theatre and dance in Southeastern New England.

Contact Information
  • local_phone401-456-9883
  • placeNazarian Center for the Performing Arts
Department Chair

Ian Greitzer

Armande Aywas
Higher Education Administrative Assistant II

The Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Rhode Island College is a vibrant creative community, where students, artist/teachers, community members and guest artists work hand in hand. Your education is why we are here; our amazing students are our most valuable and valued resource. We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about joining RIC’s performing arts family.

The quality of music, theatre and dance at RIC is second to none. Our choral students were recently recognized by the Grammy Awards for their virtual performance of "When I Think of You"; our theatre students have been top competitors at the Region I Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival every year, either winning first, second or honorable distinction; and our dance students regularly train and perform with professional guest choreographers and celebrated filmmakers.  

An affordable state school that dates from its founding in 1854, making it the oldest public institution of higher education in the state, Rhode Island College is located in Providence, RI, the nation’s creative capital. Our campus is minutes from downtown in a quiet, 180-acre suburban setting. We encourage you to see more of our campus and our community by scheduling a virtual campus visit here. RIC’s programs in music, theatre, and dance are regionally and nationally recognized for their excellence. Graduates are prepared for successful careers in the arts as performers, scholars and educators – without the debt.


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Rhode Island College is an exclusive member of the Common Application. All students applying for undergraduate admission must complete the Common Application. This includes freshmen, second degree students, re-admits and international applicants.

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Upcoming Performances

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility. Written by Jen Silverman. Directed by Casey Seymour Kim

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  • place The Forman Theatre in the Nazarian Center

RIC Chamber Orchestra's first concert of the Fall semester. John Sumerlin, conductor. Program to be determined. Admission is free.

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  • place Sapinsley Hall in the Nazarian Center