Music Theatre

 

Faculty


Victoria Bussert

Director of the Music Theatre Department

Victoria Bussert (SDC) balances the professional and academic worlds dividing her time between a global career as a free-lance director while holding the position of Director of Music Theatre for Baldwin Wallace University. Victoria received her MFA in Directing from Northwestern University and serves as Resident Director for the Great Lakes Theatre in Cleveland. She teaches five levels of Music Theatre Workshop along with directing university productions and the annual New York Showcase.


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


Dance

Gregory Daniels

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

Email: gdaniels@bw.edu

Sara Whale

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


Acting

Adam Heffernan

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


Voice

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
jfralick@bw.edu

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

juniatow@bw.edu

Benjamin Czarnota

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

bczarnot@bw.edu

Cynthia O'Connell

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

coconnel@bw.edu

Mark Weagraff

D.M.A., The University of Michigan
M.M., B.M., The Cleveland Institute of Music
mweagraf@bw.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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