Opera

Druid City Faculty, Guest Artists, and Clinicians

2020 Faculty Artists
(Please Note:  2021 Faculty and Guest Artists will be confirmed by Fall of 2020)

Dr. Kevin T. Chance – pianist and vocal coach (University of Alabama [UA])
Dr. Ellen Denham – soprano, stage directing intern (Texas A&M University Corpus Christy)
Dr. Jeanette Fontaine – mezzo-soprano, audition panelist and mezzo-soprano class (Mississippi State University)
Mr. Nicolas Guerrero – collaborative pianist Intern (Ithaca College; UA Alum)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling – bass-baritione, producer, master class, business of opera (UA)
Prof. Emily Trapp Jenkins – collaborative pianist intern (Arkansas State University)
Prof. Amanda Johnston – pianist and vocal coach, master class in German diction (University of Mississippi)
Ms. Lauren Lenz – stage directing intern (Detroit, Michigan)
Dr. Linda Lister – soprano, stage director, Yoga for Singers (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Mr. Andrew Livingston – improvisation instructor; stage combat assistant (Second City Improv, Chicago)
Dr. Richard Masters – pianist and vocal coach (Virginia Tech)
Dr. Dawn Neely – soprano, stage director, acting for singers (University of West Georgia)
Prof. David Ronis – tenor, stage director, acting for singers, tenor class (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Dr. David Tayloe – tenor, audition panelist, tenor class (UA)
Mr. Matthew von Redlich – stage combat instructor, Society for American Fight Directors (SAFD)
Ms. Thea Wigglesworth – stage directing intern (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Dr. Susan Williams– soprano, audition master class, soprano class (UA)
Dr. Christopher Withrow – baritone, Director of Operations, classes in technology and digital media (Mississippi State University)
Mr. Keith Wolfe – audition panelist, General Director, Opera Birmingham

2020 Administrative Staff

Dr. Paul Houghtaling, Producer and Director
Dr. Christoper Withrow, baritone, Director of Operations (Mississippi State University; UA and Druid City Alum)
Mr. Evan Fleming, baritone, Administrative Assistant (MM candidate, UA, and Druid City Alum)
Ms. Ashton Griffin, soprano, Administrative Assistant (UA and Druid City Alum)

2019 Faculty Artists

Prof. Stacy Alley– choreographer and dance instructor (UA Dept. of Theatre and Dance)
Dr. Taylor Burkhardt – collaborative pianist intern (DMA, University of Minnesota)
Dr. Kevin T. Chance– pianist and vocal coach (UA)
Dr. Alexis Davis-Hazell– mezzo-soprano, audition panelist, mezzo class (UA)
Dr. Marisa De Silva– stage directing intern (Loyola Marymount University; DMA, University of Southern California)
Mr. José Israel Garcia – stage directing intern (BM, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Ms. Katie Hahn – stage directing intern (MFA, Texas Tech University)
Dr. Paul Houghtaling– bass-baritione, producer, master class, business of opera (UA)
Prof. Amanda Johnston– pianist and vocal coach, master class in German diction (University of Mississippi)
Dr. Christy Lee– audition panelist (Mississippi State University)
Dr. Linda Lister– soprano, stage director, Yoga for Singers (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Mr. Andrew Livingston – improvisation instruction, stage combat assistant (UA Alum; Second City Improv, Chicago)
Dr. Richard Masters– pianist and vocal coach (Virginia Tech)
Ms. Ann Marie Meeker – assistant choreographer and dance instructor (UA Dept. of Theatre and Dance)
Dr. Dawn Neely– soprano, stage director, acting for singers (University of West Georgia)
Prof. David Ronis– tenor, stage director, acting for singers, tenor class (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Dr. David Tayloe– tenor, audition panelist, tenor class (UA)
Mr. Matthew von Redlich – stage combat instructor, Society for American Fight Directors (SAFD)
Dr. Susan Williams– soprano, soprano class (UA)
Ms. Esme Wong– collaborative pianist intern (MM, University of North Texas)

2019 Administrative Assistants

Dr. Garrett Torbert – DMA, University of Alabama
Mr. Christopher Withrow – DMA Candidate, University of Alabama

See the Druid City Alumni and Past Faculty page for listings of past faculty.