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Take the Stage!

Join the Chorale, Drumline, Jazz Ensemble, Lyric Theatre, Pep Band, Repertory Theatre, or String Ensemble and receive a scholarship.

  • Share your talent
  • Have fun with new friends
  • Show your school spirit

Tell us you're interested, or ask about scholarships in an email to: perform@madonna.edu.

Events and Dates

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Let us know more about your interests and we will work to accommodate you!

Calendar of Events

October

Friday, October 23, 7:30 p.m. 
Repertory Theatre Presents:
Marriage is Murder By Nick Hall
Kresge Hall

Saturday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. 
Repertory Theatre Presents:
Marriage is Murder By Nick Hall

Kresge Hall

Sunday, October 25, 2:00 p.m.
Repertory Theatre Presents:
Marriage is Murder By Nick Hall

Kresge Hall

November

Saturday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.                                 Performance postponed to a later date.
Lyric Theatre Presents:
A Masked Retrospect

Kresge Hall

Sunday, November 15, 3:00 p.m.                                          Performance postponed to a later date.
Lyric Theatre Presents:
A Masked Retrospect

Kresge Hall

 

February

Thursday, February 4, 7:00 p.m. 
Jazz & String Ensemble Concert
Kresge Hall

March

Friday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Repertory Theatre Presents:
It Could Be Any One of Us

Kresge Hall

Saturday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Repertory Theatre Presents:
It Could Be Any One of Us

Kresge Hall

Sunday, March 28, 2:00 p.m.
Repertory Theatre Presents:
It Could Be Any One of Us

Kresge Hall

 

April

Friday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Showcase
Activity Center

Friday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.
Lyric Theatre Production
Kresge Hall

Saturday, April 10, 8:00 p.m.
Lyric Theatre Production
Kresge Hall

Saturday, April 11, 3:00 p.m.
Lyric Theatre Production
Kresge Hall

Sunday, April 18, 3:00 p.m.
Madonna Chorale Spring Concert
BVM Chapel

May

Saturday, May 1, 3:30 p.m.
Jazz Ensemble Showcase
Churchill High School

Saturday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.
Fortitude - Dance Program
Churchill High School

Saturday, May 2, 1:30 p.m.
Jazz Ensemble Showcase
Churchill High School

Saturday, May 2, 4:00 p.m.
Fortitude - Dance Program
Churchill High School

 

Showcase your talent!

Performing Arts Directors

Kevin CushmanDirector, Madonna Chorale

M.S., Madonna University

B.A., Michigan State University

kcushman@madonna.edu

734-432-5708, Room 1506G

Kevin Cushman

Kevin has been a lifelong music educator, beginning with Detroit Catholic Central H.S. and recently retiring from Redford Union Schools. In addition to private and public school education he has served as Minister of Music at churches in the Lansing Diocese, and is currently serving at St. Valentine Parish in Redford. Through the years Kevin’s choirs have performed in locations including Sydney Opera House, Westminster Abbey, the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the State Capitol in Lansing, as well as the Governor’s home.

Performances have been given for local and state dignitaries as well as performing by invitation for the victims of the 9/11 tragedy at the White House; masses at the cathedrals in Milan and Florence, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The highest honor coming when his choir performed for His Holiness Pope (St.) John Paul II during a private audience.  Kevin currently serves as an active adjudicator for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association. He has been serving as an adjunct associate professor in the Music Department at Madonna University since 2008.

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Kevin Del PupDirector, Instrumental Music
Pep Band
Jazz Ensemble

kdelpup@madonna.edu

734-432-5708, 1506G

Kevin Del Pup

Kevin Del Pup serves the University as Director of Instrumental Music, working with both the Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band. Kevin has had an interest in music his whole life.  In high school he developed his skills on the drum set under the direction of well-known Detroit jazz artists, Jim Ryan and Dave Taylor. He continued to play semi-professionally while attending college and attained his degree in Music Education from Wayne State. Kevin comes to us with years of experience as a full-time teacher in the Redford Union School District.

Traditionally he works with middle and high school bands, but he has also directed a variety of performing groups to include jazz bands, pep bands, pit ensembles, and percussion ensembles. After fifteen years of teaching he continues to enjoy sharing his expertise and passion for music with such a wide array of students. He is always on the lookout for talented musicians to perform with while educating local young artists during the day.

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Barbara WiltsieDirector, Lyric Theatre

M.Mus., Manhattan School of Music

B.Mus., Eastern Michigan University

M.A. Eastern Michigan University

bwiltsie@madonna.edu

734-432-5715, 1506E

Barbara Wiltsie

Barbara Wiltsie, mezzo-soprano, has soloed with numerous symphonies, chorale groups and opera companies throughout the Midwest; including the DSO, Southwestern Michigan Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Bach Festival of Kalamazoo, Mendelssohn Chorale of Pittsburgh, The Singers Club of Cleveland, Opera!Lenawee, Michigan Opera Theater, Des Moines Metro Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera, and Toledo Opera. A former long-time Michigan Opera Theatre Touring Artist, she has garnered many awards—such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as a two-time Regional finalist, winner of the Friedrich Schorr Memorial Performance Prize and a winner in the NOA Artist Awards. A recipient of the 2004 Teaching of Excellence Adjunct Faculty award, her full-time duties since 2006 include Director (and founder) of Lyric Theatre and vocal-related classes.

In addition to her university duties, Ms. Wiltsie is the Founder & Managing Director for the Madonna University Summer Music Theater Intensive for high school students, as well as a sought-after adjudicator for MSVMA, NATS and other musical organizations. She is Co-Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - Michigan Committee. For more information about the Summer MT Intensive program, please visit http://madonnauniversitysummermt.weebly.com/.

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Janet RomansDirector, Repertory Theater

jromans@madonna.edu

734-432-5543

Janet Romans

Janet Romans holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University with majors in Theatre, Education, and Communication. She recently retired after teaching theatre and English at Redford Union Schools as well as directing theatre at both Redford Union and South Lyon Community Schools. Janet has also worked with community theatres, including The Farmington Players and The Brass Tacks Ensemble, performing in a variety of roles on and offstage, and has presented workshops at Eastern Michigan University’s Best Practices Conference and for Center Stage Jackson. In addition to her involvement in theatre, Jan works as a volunteer wedding gown consultant at The Brides Project, a non-profit bridal salon, the proceeds from which benefit the Cancer Support Community in Ann Arbor.

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