Performing Arts Department
The dance, music, and theatre programs at Montgomery College aim to introduce, educate, and involve a culturally diverse student population to the broadest possible range of dance, music, and theatrical experiences. We strive to allow the students to apply it to their lives and take their experiences into the community.
By empowering students to develop a personal understanding of dance, music, and theatre as areas that transcend cultural boundaries and by empowering students to create free and honest interpersonal and professional collaboration, our program challenges existing traditions and expectations of the individual, the college community, and the larger community.
We integrate learning of the disciplines and skills of dance, music, and theatre into preparing students to be articulate members of the larger global community. As a result, our students will be able to celebrate and challenge their passions and presence in the larger community.
Our students will develop skills requisite to entering the professional world, be
provided enrichment opportunities for participation in their community, and cultivate
passionate, positive respect for personal discovery and vision for the changing community
and the world.
Performances and Auditions
- World Music and World Ensemble
- Summer Dinner Theatre
- Parilla Performing Arts Centernew window
- Cultural Arts Centernew window
Noncredit Courses and Training
Community Arts provides noncredit classes for professional and aspiring artists, taught by working artists. We build our schedule based on community needs and interests, so we'd love to hear from you!
Maryland Band Directors Band
Montgomery College, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Public Schools, offers this course to music teachers to support professional growth aligned with MCPS curricular objectives for instrumental music. Find out more about the Maryland Band Directors Band.