Summer Programs Spotlights

Debi Adams, Director of Alexander Technique

Q&A with Debi Adams

Debi Adams joined the Conservatory faculty in 2002 and guides hundreds of students each year in learning the Alexander Technique. She also directs the Conservatory’s Alexander Teacher Training Course, which allows graduate students to earn an Alexander teaching certificate while they complete their degrees, as well as the Alexander Technique Summer Intensive. Adams explains what the Alexander Technique is, why she was drawn to it, and what students can expect to learn in her teacher-training program.

Debi Adams Director of Alexander Technique
Headshot Hannah Bentivegna

Q&A with Hannah Bentivegna

Current Conservatory voice student Hannah Bentivegna (B.M. '20, voice) talks about how the Conservatory's Vocal/Choral Intesive (VCI) influenced her not only as a musician, but as a person. 

Hannah Bentivegna Class of 2020 B.M., Voice/Opera
Samuel Sicilia

Q&A with Samuel Sicilia

Samuel Sicilia (B.F.A. '19), now a student in the Conservatory's contemporary dance program, describes how the Conservatory's Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) helped develop his technique and his artistry.

Samuel Sicilia Class of 2019 B.F.A., Contemporary Dance

Q&A with Lance Strickland

Musical theater alumnus Lance Strickland (B.F.A. '18) explains how the Musical Theater Dance Intensive (MTDI) gave him a taste of daily life as a Conservatory student. 

Lance Strickland Class of 2018 B.F.A., Musical Theater
Shelbie Rasler

Q&A with Shelbie Rassler

Current Conservatory student Shelbie Rassler (B.M. '20, composition) explains how the High School Composition Intensive (HSCI) helped her develop her compositional voice.

Shelbie Rassler Class of 2020 B.M., Composition
Alan Mackwell with banjo

Q&A with Alan Mackwell

Conservatory student Alan Mackwell (B.M. '20, composition) explains how the High School Composition Intensive (HSCI) faculty taught him how to write, not what to write.

Alan Maxwell Class of 2020 B.M., Composition