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Chellis, Matthew Wren Associate Professor

Positions

Teaching

courses taught

  • PMUS 1117 - Musical Theatre Studio I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Explores creativity, collaboration, and communication in the craft of acting both in musical theatre and stage acting, specifically directed to the Musical Theatre degree student. Focuses on terms and concepts of psychological realism fundamental to the actors' process through solo work and ensemble exercises. Emphasis on developing a character through analysis and scene study. Various acting modalities will be introduced. Same as THTR 1117.
  • PMUS 1217 - Musical Theatre Studio II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Explores creativity, collaboration, and communication in the craft of acting both in musical theatre specifically directed to the Musical Theatre degree student. Focuses on terms and concepts of psychological realism fundamental to the actors' process through solo work and ensemble exercises. Emphasis on developing a character through analysis and scene study. This course is a continuation of PMUS 1117.
  • PMUS 1726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 2117 - Musical Theatre Studio Class III
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Explores the creation of extended musical theatre performance using acting, movement and vocal techniques, with an emphasis on the ensemble. Topics: finding the arc of a role, staging techniques for small and large ensembles, rehearsal and performance skills for a range of contexts from summer stock to Broadway.
  • PMUS 2726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • PMUS 3726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 4257 - Musical Theatre Performance/Ensemble Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Enables students to perform in musical theatre productions produced by the BM/MT degree program in varied roles. Students will perform in a variety of musical styles ranging from Operetta to Broadway musicals. They will work with a broad range of theatre professionals each semester and learn multiple stage techniques. A 'working theatre ensemble' model will be emphasized throughout the course.
  • PMUS 4726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 5726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
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  • PMUS 6726 - Voice
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)