Raven Dockery

    Raven Dockery

    Class Year: ’20

    Majors: Masters in Music Vocal Pedagogy for Music Theatre Singing

    Current Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


    Performer with Skylight Music Theatre, Private Voice Instructor, Vocal Director at Shorewood High School, Hairstylist at Great Clips in Shorewood, Freelance Hairstylist/Makeup Artist

    “The amount of work you put in will make your experience all that much better. Just give it your all because if there is one thing nobody can take away from you, it is your education.”

    Tiantian Dong ?20

    Tiantian Dong

    Class Year: M.M. ’20

    Majors: Master of Music in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy

    Current Hometown: China


    Self-employed Voice Teacher

    “At Carthage, I learned how to sing effectively, how to teach students to sense the movement of the anatomies in their vocal tract and the whole body, and how to teach students in a way that they can understand.”

    Rita Gentile M.Ed. ?17, M.M. ?20

    Rita Gentile

    Class Year: M.Ed. ’17, M.M. ’20

    Majors: Master of Music in Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy/Master of Education in Teacher Leadership

    Current Hometown: Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin


    Choir Director at Kenosha Unified School District/Lance Middle Schoo, Music Director at Kenosha Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Owner/Voice Instructor at Kenosha RG Performing Arts Studio

    “Professor Corinne Ness also played a vital part in my time at Carthage. She is a constant mentor, supportive problem-solver, and expert colleague who I often turn to for both musical and career advice.”

    Tommy Novak

    Thomas Novak

    Class Year: ’11

    Majors: Theatre Performance and Directing

    Current Hometown: Chicago, Ill.


    Freelance Actor and Teaching Artist

    “Take the time to learn anything and everything. Once you’re out of school it’s harder to take the time to study or take classes post-college.”

    Kristen Singer

    Kristen Singer

    Class Year: ’20

    Majors: Master’s in Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy

    Current Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin


    Instructor at Harborside Academy; director of Kenosha Youth Performing Arts Company (KYPAC); freelance music director in the Milwaukee/Chicago area.

    “I’ve always wanted to get my master’s degree, but the length of most programs prevented me from pursuing it and also the inability to be able to work simultaneously. This program let me continue my job (which was very important to me) AND earn my master’s, and for that, I’m very thankful.”

    Xiaomin Zhang ?19

    Xiaomin Zhang

    Class Year: ’19

    Majors: Master of Music Theatre Pedagogy

    Current Hometown: Shanghai, China


    Music Theatre Actress; Academic Leader of Music Theatre, Music Department