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Music Theatre

American Music Theatre Intensive Faculty

  • Corinne Ness

    Dean, Arts and Humanities Division
    Director of Music Theatre Studies 

    Corinne Ness has performed classical, music theatre, and contemporary music in venues across the country. A recognized expert in contemporary voice, she has lectured on contemporary vocal pedagogy across the United States and Canada, and is a regular guest artist in China. In addition to leading the Music Department and Music Theatre Program, she teaches applied voice and music theatre workshop.

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  • Lorian Schwaber

    Assistant Adjunct Professor of Music — Voice

    Lorian Schwaber has been professor of voice and music theatre at Carthage for the last 10 years. She has extensive international experience in teaching contemporary music theatre,  including serving as guest artist professor of American Musical Theater at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and directing their inaugural productions of Carousel in 2012, and Once on This Island in 2013. 

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  • Maggie Spanuello

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Magdalene Spanuello Ellsworth is a Chicago-based theatre director and adjunct faculty member at Carthage College. Her U.S. credits include works such as The Tempest directed by Aaron Posner and Teller of Penn & Teller (Smith Center; Las Vegas, A.R.T., South Coast Repertory), A Christmas Carol, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Forever Plaid (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Mary Dyer (Prologue Theatre Company, Chicago); and Arms and The Man (Ten Chimneys).

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