Tony Winner Adam Guettel Will Be Musical Theatre Artist-in-Residence at Pace University
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award-winning composer Adam Guettel will be the first of a series of artists-in-residence for Pace University's musical theatre program within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, made possible through an anonymous endowed gift.
Guettel, who won the Tony for The Light in the Piazza, will work with faculty members at Pace to teach a variety of master classes and critique student projects, including vocal performance, song interpretation, the process of composition and the creative process. Guettel will also workshop new musical material at Pace.
Guettel will give a public lecture in spring 2013, in which he will explore the creative process of composing music and writing lyrics for the theatre. The lecture will include demonstrations of his work performed by current and recent graduates from the Pace BFA in Musical Theater program.
"Through the generosity of our donors we are able to take full advantage of the richness of our New York City location and bring world-renowned talent to our campus several times over the course of the academic year, giving our students unique opportunities," said Dyson College dean Nira Herrmann in a statement.
Upcoming artists-in-residence for the University's dance program include New York City Ballet star Tiler Peck, musical writer and performer Gregg Russell and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark assistant choreographer Cherice Barton.
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