Teaching and Coaching Resume

Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department,  2008 – present

  • Musical Theater Audition Workshop (created and developed this popular course)

  • Musical Theatre Scene Study (sophomore/junior level course)

  • Musical Theatre II:  Scenes and Songs (junior/senior level course)

  • Musical Theatre III:  Workshop (senior BFA capstone course)

  • Music direct productions:  Urinetown, AllegroDog Act, Little Shop of Horrors

 

Private Vocal/Audition Coach and Vocal Workshop Creator/Leader, 2003 – present

  • Offer private and group vocal coaching and musical theatre audition preparation, including rep book creation

  • Create and lead workshops with acting ensembles seeking to improve their speaking and/or singing vocal technique

Musical Director (full-time staff), Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, 2008 – 2016

  • Manage all accompaniment and music direction needs for Columbia College Theater Department

  • Participate in administration of BA in Musical Theater and BFA in Musical Theater Performance degrees

  • Music direct, supervise, and/or accompany departmental special events and fundraisers

  • Secure high-profile guest artists such as Michael John LaChiusa and Jeremy Harrison for master classes 

  • Music direct mainstage productions directed by Sheldon Patinkin, Tom Mula, Stephanie Shaw, David Woolley and others.  Productions included:  Into the Woods, Violet, The Photographer, City on the Make, Rent, Floyd Collins, LaChiusa's The Wild Party, Chicago, and Pirates of Penzance

Guest Teacher, Musical Theatre master classes, Rose Bruford College UK, 2015

  • Participated in a faculty exchange between Columbia College Chicago and Rose Bruford College in the UK 

  • Co-led and accompanied master classes on musical theatre ensemble performance and audition technique

Accompanist and Group Voice Teacher, National High School Institute, Northwestern University Cherubs, 2012 – 2014

  • Taught and accompanied segment on musical theatre singing

  • Accompanied Jeff Parker's Acting the Song segment 

Musical Director, Roosevelt University Student Showcase, 2010

  • Music directed and accompanied sophomore showcase written by Michael Mahler and directed by Jessica Redish 

Staff Accompanist and Vocal Coach, Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, 2005 – 2008

  • Accompany classes taught by David Cromer, Jeff Ginsberg, Barbara Robertson, Larry Yando and others

  • Adjudicate Music Department juries for private voice students