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Music and Theatre Arts

Music and Theatre Arts Faculty

Prof. Tripold's singing lessonThe Department of Music and Theatre Arts has extraordinary faculty members with years of experience in the performing arts.

In an dynamic and interactive department, instructors get to know their students closely and share with them their individual stories of success, in symphony orchestras, touring rock bands, on Broadway, at major record companies, and in the recording studio with award-winning artists. Instructors have worked in a range of fields, including opera, rock & pop music, acting, playwriting, directing, and music business & entertainment media.


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Joe Rapolla

Specialist Professor

Full-time Faculty

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Sheri R. Anderson

Specialist Professor

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Jeffrey Cook

Director of Pep Band

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Ferdinando DelGuercio

Designer/Technical Director
Art Appreciation and 3-D Design

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Jack C. Foster

MU Clinical Educator

Meghan Hynson

Meghan E. Hynson

Assistant Professor

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David M. Tripold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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George A. Wurzbach

Specialist Professor

Part-time Faculty


Rusty Carroll

On-Call Assistant Technical Director

Michael Gilch

On-Call Musical Director

John J. Holler

On Call Scenic Painter

Molly J. Huber

On-call Stage Manager

Janine Molinari

On-Call Choreographer

Dane Stephenson

Instructor of History

Pat U. Nurnberger

On-Call Costume Designer

Maggie A. Tripold

Temporary Accompanist