Music Theatre



Victoria Bussert

Director of the Music Theatre Department

Scott Plate

Department Chair

Scott Plate (AEA, SAG/AFTRA) is an award-winning actor, director, writer and teacher with thirty years of professional experience on the stage, on camera and behind a microphone. He teaches courses in Acting and Script Analysis, directs department productions, serves as chair of the Music Theatre department.


David Pepin

Music Director

David Pepin has been a music director on Broadway (Kinky Boots, Wicked, Bring It On: The Musical, RENT) for over a decade and works with singers who are preparing for auditions and those who are in his shows.  He teaches and coaches singers/actors and manages all aspects of musical production for major theatrical works and brings extraordinary experience to the BW Music Theatre program. 


Performance Faculty


Gregory Daniels

Choreographer & dance with national &
international touring experience. 
Teaching areas: jazz, ballet, tap, dance production, 
improvisation & choreography
Phone: 440-826-3766


Sara Whale

B.F.A., Pacific Northwest College of Arts
Teaching areas: ballet, modern dance
Phone: 440-826-2239


Adam Heffernan

M.F.A. University of Tennessee
Teaching areas: acting, voice,
theatre literature
Phone: 440-826-2276


JR Fralick

D.M.A. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, The Ohio State University
M.M. in Music History, Kansas State University
B.M. in Music Education, Friends University
Vocology Certificate, National Center for Voice

Joanne Uniatowski

D.M.A., The Cleveland Institute of Music
M.M., The University of Alabama
B.M., University of Akron
Language diploma from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

Benjamin Czarnota

M.M. in Voice, Indiana University
B.M. in Voice and Music Theory, Baldwin Wallace University

Cynthia O'Connell

M.M., B.M. West Chester University

Marc Weagraff

D.M.A., The University of Michigan
M.M., B.M., The Cleveland Institute of Music


















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