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From Musicals Back To Beethoven




After the enormous fun of teaching theatre students at California State University (Fullerton) last week, I have the great privilege this coming week to visit and teach at Hillsdale College (MI) courtesy of an invitation from the distinguised American conductor and educator, Prof. James A. Holleman (Music Department Chair), and Mr. Brad Blackham (Director of Keyboard Studies).

Having spent the last three days in New York working on preparations for Victor Kazan’s and my new Musical, The Mapmaker’s Opera to be produced at this year’s New York Musical Theatre Festival my time at Hillsadale will be very welcome, to concentrate on orchestral music and hopefully taking some of Asst. Prof. Mathew Fuerst’s composition students.  You can check out Mathew’s music at his website.  This is a very cool composer!

Short and to the point today.  Spending time in New York does that to you!

Take care,




We’re Off To See The Wizard…The One in California

Jim_VolzI’m very excited to be heading off to LA tomorrow to give a class to theatre students at Southern California University (SCU) at Fullerton.  I believe I’m going to hear some students sing; I’m going to give some insights into audition tricks for big, Broadway musicals, and I think we’re having a Q & A about the future of musical theatre as well.

The ‘wizard’ of course is Prof. Jim Volz.  There are a handful of people I truly admire.  Jim is one of them. Continue Reading →

A Good Day and Welcome Back!

NAMT_LogoWell, we have been missing for a bit, haven’t we? For those of you in the northern hemisphere, relax, it’s been the Summer vacation here – although I’m never in Australia during the vacation period – so, actually, I don’t have much of an excuse now that I think about it!

So there is lots of news to report (but I can’t because it is embargoed) and unfinished blogs to work on in the next week, but today is a red letter day all of its own, as I am privileged to have made Associate Member status with the National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT).  NAMT was founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community in the USA. Their mission is to advance musical theatre by: Continue Reading →

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