Brianna Borger

    Brianna Borger

    Class Year: ’22

    Majors: MM, Music Theatre Voice Pedagogy

    Current Hometown: Evanston, Ill.


    Assistant Professor of Instruction & Academic Advisor at Northwestern University

    “I utilize the vocal pedagogy knowledge I learned at Carthage with my private voice students daily! While that learning didn’t directly prepare me for my role at Northwestern, the experience I gained watching my Carthage professors at work definitely did. Their mentorship has been hugely helpful in my success at NU.”

    Tommy Novak

    Tommy Novak

    Class Year: ’11, MM’20

    Majors: Master of Music Theater Vocal Pedagogy, Directing, Acting

    Current Hometown: Chicago


    Teaching artist, director, assistant director, AEA actor and AGMA actor at Lyric Opera, Mercury Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theater, Orlando Rep, Paramount School of the Arts, Carthage College

    “Make the most of your education and the opportunity the school provides you.”

    Rachel Page ?10

    Rachel Page

    Class Year: ’10

    Majors: Music Theatre

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Ill.


    Performer, pianist, and vocal instructor

    “I think the best thing Carthage has to offer is its professors. I felt like each one of my professors had my well-being in mind. I felt like I was an individual personality, not just a face in a class. My professors always made time for me, even when they weren’t in my major. I could stop in an office and contemplate life or assignments and then make jokes about both. I owe a lot to my mentors.”

    Deonte Warren

    Deonte Warren

    Class Year: 2021

    Majors: Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy

    Current Hometown: Clarksville, Tenn.


    Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre Voice at Austin Peay State University

    “I use everything I learned at Carthage in my current position. The M.M in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy program prepared me thoroughly for life as an academic and continues to be an invaluable resource!”

    Austin Winter ?18, M.M. ?21

    Austin Winter

    Class Year: ’18, M.M. ’21

    Majors: Music Theatre (B.A.) and Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy (M.M.)

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Illinois


    Freelance Artist

    “The culture of Carthage is very eclectic. The environment encourages students to think beyond themselves as ‘one thing.’”