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Favorite College Performances

It's no surprise that many great music performances are given on college campuses. In recent years, however, YouTube and similar videos services allow people around the world to view those performances. On these pages, we share some of our favorite college finds.

Eventually, students leave college - hopefully, with degree in hand - to pursue a career. We highlight those who choose musical theatre on our Young Broadway page.



College Cabarets

We organize and co-produce cabaret shows in New York City featuring star alumni performers and graduating seniors from top musical theatre programs. We hope to add more schools each year.


College Playlists

Please let us know about other great sets of performances from specific colleges.

Azusa Pacific University - The Last Five Years
Catholic University - Adam Guettel music review
EDGES Song Cycle - Harvard University
The Wild Party - Penn State
The Bench - Point Park University
Homemade Fusion - Rider University
Lost in Ann Arbor concert - University of Michigan
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club - 150th Anniversary
Songs of William Finn concert - University of Michigan
Hits You Haven't Heard Before - Western Washington University

Favorite College Artists

We think you'll enjoy these singers and composers.

Alex Horton - Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Damon McToy - University of the Arts
Ben Moss - Harvard University
Alexander Sage Oyen - University of Minnesota
Heather Traska - Tiffin University, Ohio

Favorite College Alums

Since we started theBestArts in 2007, quite a few of the singers we "discovered" while they were in college have graduated or moved on - many to Broadway shows. Here are the "Alums" of our college section.

Ashley Batten
Andre Catrini - College Conservatory of Music
Nick Cosgrove - Carnegie Mellon University
Kara Farmer
Russell Fischer
Brad Greer
Holland Mariah Grossman - University of Michigan
Curt Hansen
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka
Mara Jill Herman
Paul Louis Lessard
Maria Logan
Gabriel Lopez - Ohio State University
Stearns Matthews
Addi McDaniel
Trevor McQueen - Carnegie Mellon University
Marla Mindelle
Jonathan Parkey
Zak Resnick
Kurt Schneider - Yale University
Jonathan Shew
Sam Tsui - Yale University
Stephanie Umoh
Deonte Warren - Belmont University
Natalie Weiss

Best College Musical Theatre YouTube Channels

There are many great college musical theatre YouTube channels. Here are some of the best we've found - please recommend others to us by sending a message at .



Performance Playlists - Old

These playliists are very outdated, but I decided not to remove them. Suggestions for improvement are welcomed. Please send us a message at with a link to your suggested video.


Best College A Cappella YouTube Channels

We're just starting to find the best a cappella YouTube channels - we really need your help. Be sure to check out our a cappella section - and please recommend channels to us by sending us a message at .

Unfortunately, YouTube deleted the ChiroJoel channel which provided many of the best a cappella performances.