Summer High School Music Theatre CAMP

Summer Music Theatre CAMP Faculty

Join the Summer Music Theatre CAMP at Muskingum University for a week of singing, acting, dance, performance, and making friendships that will last a lifetime!

carol-jones.jpg Carol Wilcox-Jones, Camp Director, is Artist-in Residence and the former Coordinator of Applied Vocal Studies at Muskingum University where she taught voice, vocal methods, and directed the Musical Theatre program. Carol holds a bachelor degree from the University of Kansas, a Master of Vocal Pedagogy from the Ohio State University, with advanced studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Her extensive performance credits include musical theatre appearances in leading roles in Oklahoma, West Side Story, The Music Man, Desert Song, Carousel, The Sound of Music, and many others. She has performed with the St. Louis MUNY Theatre, the Kansas City Starlight Theatre, Atlanta Theatre of the Stars, as well as leading operatic roles with the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, the Washington Opera at Kennedy Center, the Houston Grand, Miami, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and Caracas Operas, among others throughout the United States and Canada. Ms. Wilcox-Jones has recorded for RCA and CRI, appeared in over 100 recitals, performed on CBS Television and on Broadway and has been a featured soloist with many leading American symphony orchestras. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honorary, the American Guild of Musical Artists, and Actor's Equity.
carol-jones.jpg Robert Owen Jones, Emeritus, Professor of Music, A graduate of Muskingum, he earned his Master of Science degree from the Juilliard School of Music, and while there, was leading tenor of its opera department. He has appeared with the opera companies of Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, and Miami, to name only a few, and has been a featured soloist with the Boston Symphony and New York Philharmonic orchestras. Additional credits include PBS-TV productions, recordings, and other TV appearances. At Muskingum, Professor Jones conducted the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Choral Society, and Men's Chorus, in addition to teaching applied voice and other classes. He will continue to be involved in workshops and clinics with solo singers and choirs and will continue as voice instructor and technical assistant with the Summer High School Music Theatre CAMP.
  Amy Leacock, Guest Director, graduated from Bowling Green State University with a music education degree. She is a choral director and accompanist for Upper Arlington High School. She previously taught in Sylvania, Ohio at Arbor Hills Junior High School and before that in North Canton, Ohio at Pleasant View School for the Arts. She sang with Moxie Ladies, an International Championship Quartet and now sings with the fourth place International Sweet Adeline Scioto Valley Chorus. Additionally, she sang jingles and commercials while in Toledo for five years and she is an OMEA adjudicator. Amy's musical theatre experience includes: stage directing, music directing, choreographer, pit player, pit director, and actress in countless musicals. She has been a guest director at the Muskingum Music Theatre CAMP since 2007. She and her husband, Chris, are the proud parents of 9 year-old McKenzie and 4 year-old Ava.
  Todd Schreiber, Guest Director,originally from Ohio City, OH, resides in Lambertville, MI. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree from VanderCook College in Chicago and is the K-12 vocal music teacher and theatre director for Whiteford Schools in Ottawa Lake, MI. Todd also serves as guest director of Muskingum University Summer Musical Theater Camp and directed the BGSU Summer Musical Theatre Camp for 13 years. He has also presented musical theatre voice workshops for the Ohio Community Theatre Association State Conference. He has worked extensively throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan as an accompanist, performer, vocal coach, music director and choreographer. He is also a member of the Canterbury Singers USA with which he has sung several choral residencies at cathedrals in England, including St. Paul’s, York Minster, Salisbury, Canterbury, Durham and Ely. His book, Olympic Games for the Music Classroom, was published in 2008 by Shawnee Press. In 2010, Todd directed the 7-8-9 SSA State Honors Choir and was nominated for "Teacher of the Year" in 2011 and won in 2013.
  Dr. Belinda Andrews-Smith is the new director of the Musical Theatre BFA at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. During her academic career she has directed over 40 productions of musicals and operas/operettas, including her recent production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe for Tulane. Dr. Andrews-Smith's productions of Spring Awakening, Chicago, and The Pirates of Penzance in particular, have garnered national awards for excellence from The American Prize Competition. In 2020, she was awarded first place nationally for outstanding stage direction, the Charles Nelson Reilly Award. In addition to directing, Dr. Andrews-Smith is an innovative voice teacher. Her vast knowledge of musical theatre techniques and classical singing styles, transform her actor’s experiences on the stage and in the classroom. Former students of Dr. Andrews-Smith have won numerous awards at state and national musical theatre singing competitions and many of her students are performing on Broadway and in national Broadway tours. Dr. Andrews-Smith herself is an accomplished soprano with a résumé full of opera roles, concert performances, and recitals.
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