Since graduating, Chelsea (de la Cuadra) VanderHamm '07, has performed in a variety of professional and community theatre productions, most notably En Mis Palabras with The Central City Opera Ensemble, The Confession with Blue Gate Musicals, and South Pacific as Nellie Forbush.
Music Theatre "The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction in the life of a nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose."
-John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (1917-1963)
Have you ever dreamed about making it big in New York, Hollywood, or Nashville? Have you wondered whether you would put your faith in danger in those environments? Colorado Christian University believes that Christians not only belong in those fields, but should excel in them.
The Music Theatre minor has a strong performance orientation for the purpose of preparing those with professional performance aspirations. The minor is also useful for students who want to tone and strengthen their artistic gifts for use in schools, local communities and the mission field.
Students in the Music Theatre minor will take courses in voice, stage movement and dance, acting, diction and more. Overall, the minor offers students interested in musical theatre an opportunity to develop the unique skill set required for musical theatre performance. Our purpose is to help you determine your calling and prepare yourself to pursue it with excellence. Theatre Scholarships may also be available for students who audition.
Music Theatre In the Christian University
In Exodus 35:30-36:2, God called artists by name for the making of the
tabernacle in the desert and gifted them with artistic ability and
talent. In I Chronicles 9:33, Scripture relates to us the position of
temple singers who didn’t need to do any other work because they were
always on call as singers. God values and calls to artistry those who
are gifted in it.
As a follower of Christ, it is your privilege to receive training for
your artistic gifts in His purposes. Our desire is to help you
strengthen both your artistry and your walk with Christ. If you love
God and want to serve Him through performance arts, but aren’t content
with what the world has to offer, CCU may be just the place for you!
Prospective students who are planning to major or minor in music are required to audition for participation in most ensembles and for consideration for music scholarships.
I am currently the Worship Director at Northern Hills Christian Church in Brighton, Colorado. I have ministered here since my graduation from CCU in 2002. My responsibilities include worship leading, overseeing the music and media ministries, songwriting, preaching, and pastoral duties. I was married in February 2007 to the love of my life, a beautiful godly girl named Mariana! She and I are living at our new home in Brighton.