About This Degree

Completion of this major prepares one for a career in areas such as music theatre performer, music theater director, and music theater voice teacher.  Continued study may include a master’s degree in music theater performance, music theater directing, or music theater production.


Musical Theatre Auditions

In order to be considered for NJCU’s stellar Musical Theatre Program, applicants must first complete a video pre-screen audition.

  • All applicants interested in being considered should first submit a headshot and theatrical resume to Professor Marc G. Dalio, mdalio@njcu.edu.
  • Applicants should prepare and sing two contrasting Musical Theatre selections. These selections could be contrasting in time period (Golden age and Contemporary), contrasting in feel (Up-tempo and Ballad), etc. 
  • Selections should be performed from memory, with appropriate accompaniment. This could include a live pianist, recorded piano accompaniment or a karaoke track.  Accompaniment tracks should NOT include other vocals.
  • Applicants should submit a brief monologue, not to exceed 2 minutes. It is recommended that the choice of monologue be from a published source.
  • NJCU offers rolling auditions, contact us for up to date deadlines.
  • All audition material (both songs and monologue) should be recorded in one video and submitted to Professor Marc G. Dali, mdalio@njcu.edu. Submit by uploading your video to YouTube, creating an unlisted video, and sharing the link.
  • When recording your video, you may use your smartphone or tablet, please record in landscape format. Consider the background.


How to upload a video to YouTube:

  1. Sign into your YouTube Account.
  2. Click on the video icon at the top right hand side of the window, which can be found next to your user icon, messages, apps and notifications.
  3. Click the Upload Video button.
  4. Press Select Files to Upload. to find the video as it was saved on your computer or other device.

Making a YouTube Video UNLISTED:

An unlisted video is a different type of private video. "Unlisted" means that only people who know the link to the video can view it (such as friends or family to whom you send the link). An unlisted video will not appear in any of YouTube's public spaces (such as search results, your channel, or the Browse page). An unlisted video is different to a private video in these ways:

  • you don't need a YouTube account to watch the video (you can see an unlisted video if someone sends you the video's link).
  • there's no 25 person sharing limit.

You can choose to make any of your uploads an unlisted video in your YouTube Account settings. Here’s how:

  1. Sign into your YouTube Account.
  2. Go to your My Videos page.
  3. Select the video which you’d like to make an unlisted video. Click the Edit button to access the video’s settings.
  4. Go to the Privacy section of the page. There you’ll see the option to mark you video as “unlisted”, “public”, or “private”. Select unlisted.
  5. Don’t forget to click the Save Changes button. Once you’ve done this your video will be an unlisted video.

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Stimack, Blake. 15 December 2020. https://www.wix.com/blog/2019/02/how-to-upload-video-youtube-guide


Marc Dalio

Professor Marc Dalio - Area Coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies
B.M Music Education and Vocal Performance (Honors), Rowan University, M.M Music Education (Honors), Boston University. He is the Coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies and a Professor of Voice at New Jersey City University. Some of Marc's stage credits include: Gaston and Beast, in the Broadway National Tour of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Best of Denver Award Winner, National Broadway Theatre Award Nominee, Metrolina Theatre Award Winner) the Broadway National Tour of Les Miserables, Songs for a New World, as well as regional leading roles in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Aida, And the World Goes Round, Miss Saigon, the American Premiere of Metropolis, West Side Story (Metrolina Theatre Award Winner), Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Metrolina Theatre Award Winner) Pippin, South Pacific, Noises Off, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Romance, Romance. Marc's voice can be heard on the Original German Cast Recording of Disney's Beauty and the Beast as Gaston, Imagination Productions Godspell as Judas, as well as Send Me an Angel by DJ Cosmos/Mythos, Angel Falls by Ayla, and Always Running by the Euphonics. Marc co-produced, arranged for and performed on A Wish for Christmas, a CD benefiting the Make a Wish Foundation. On Television, Marc has been seen on ABC's Daytime Soap All My Children as well as numerous commercials. He has directed, musically directed and conducted such shows as Side Show, Children of Eden, Smokey Joe's Café, Little Women, Les Miserables, Avenue Q, Into the Woods, City of Angels, Godspell, Once on this Island, Urinetown, Hairspray, Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, Song and Dance, Barnum, Little Shop of Horrors, Nunsense, Cabaret. Mad About Merman, You're A Good man Charlie Brown, South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Evita and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Marc is the lead singer and "Piano Man" for New York State of Mind - The Music of Billy Joel which is currently playing events in the tri-state area. (www.facebook.com/newyorkstateofmindband) A passionate actor, musician, director and educator, Marc's students appear on Broadway, and in productions throughout the US, Europe and Asia. He is a proud brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and an honored distinguished member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Theta-Upsilon-Chapter. www.marcgdaio.com

Prof. Marc G. Dalio, Coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies

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