The 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.
Kathleen Myrick, an increasingly busy artist, has performed on stages
regionally and internationally the roles of Carmen in Carmen,
Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Dorabella in Cosi Fan
Tutti, as well as over 40 other leading roles. In the fall of
2012, she was hired to teach adjunct at NYU and is completing an Advanced
Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy under the direction of Dr. Brian Gill and
Professor Jeremy Aye. She received her master's from the University
of Tennessee and did her doctoral work at the University of Illinois.