Pepperdine University

Seaver College - Opera

Malibu, CA USA

Style & Level


Quick Facts

  • Total Number of Faculty: 6 - 10
  • Degrees Offered: Bachelors
  • In-State Tuition (per semester): $25,000+
  • Out-of-State Tuition (per semester): $25,000+


The Flora Thornton Opera Program at Pepperdine University provides students first-hand experience presenting significant works in the repertoire. Under the direction of Dr. Keith Colclough, the program produces one fully-staged production in Smothers Theater each year. Recent performances have included Strauss's Die Fledermaus; Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance; as well as Mozart's Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and Così fan Tutte, all in their original language. Vocal majors also prepare and perform opera scenes at the Heidelberg Summer Music Program. Close collaboration between the theater and music programs at Pepperdine allows music majors to frequently perform leading roles in the annual musical. Recent theater productions featuring music majors include Kander and Ebb's Curtains, Lippa's Big Fish, Gershwin's Crazy for You, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, and Sondheim's Into the Woods.

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