With the visionary support of Theodore Shen ‘66, the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater was established at Yale in 2006. A range of courses examines the American musical theater as a significant and evolving art form reflective of American culture, history, mores, and aesthetics. Most courses are jointly offered by the Department of Music and the Theater Studies Program. Composition, history, lyric writing, libretto writing, and performance courses complement those in music theory, music history, dramatic theory, and dramatic history. Shen faculty members are scholars and professional composers, directors, lyricists, librettists, directors, and performers. The curriculum is administered by Department of Music, with some courses cross-listed by Theater Studies and/or the Yale School of Drama.