Published: June 1, 2020

Musical theater class embodies resilience for final project

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At the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester, musical theater students in MSU’s Department of Theatre expected to finish the academic year with some intense scene work that would bring together every element of what they had learned. When the university switched to remote learning for the remainder of the semester, the direction of the course began an organic shift, born out of creativity, student advocacy and a deep dedication from faculty members Dave Wendelberger and Brad Willcuts.

For the first few weeks, the class shifted to doing remote singing projects. Not only were students plying their craft with projects focused on auditioning and new works, they also were learning how to self-tape, sing to a track and perform from home.

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