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Nathan Blustein Professorial Lecturer Department of Performing Arts

Degrees
Ph.D., Music Theory (Minors: Music History & Literature; Individualized/Conducting), Indiana University • M.M., Music Theory, Indiana University • B.S., Piano Performance (Outside Field: Mathematics), Indiana University

Languages Spoken
English, Deutsch
Book Currently Reading
Stefan Zweig, *Jeremias*
Bio
I am an Instructor and Music Director for the Theatre/Musical Theatre Program in the Department of Performing Arts at American University. I recently defended my Ph.D. Dissertation in the Department of Music Theory at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music: "Through Arrangements of Shadows: Experiences of Reprise in Stephen Sondheim's Leitmotivic Musicals." Recent productions at AU: MISS YOU LIKE HELL • THE BOY DETECTIVE FAILS • HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING • CARRIE • PIPPIN • ASSASSINS • LITTLE WOMEN.
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Dissertation: "Through Arrangements of Shadows…"
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Teaching

Spring 2020

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: #BroadwaySoDiverse

  • PERF-066 Musical Theatre Role Devel: Boy Detective Fails

  • PERF-314 Theatre Performance Practicum: From Scene Into Song

Fall 2020

  • PERF-066 Musical Theatre Role Devel: Miss You Like Hell

  • PERF-346 Survey of Musical Theatre

  • PERF-445 Senior Capstone