Primary students include Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance, and Theatre Studies Majors in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures at Wright State University; Will accept students from the community; Maintains a relationship with Dr. Wendy LeBorgne, Ph.D., CCC-SJP and The Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation to preserve and maintain vocal health of students.
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Jamie Cordes - M.M. B.M. Vocal Performance. Jamie is a singing teacher in the Professional Acting Training Program at Wright State University and provides vocal training to musical theatre, acting, dance and theatre studies majors. Vocal students work on a range of material from classical to popular repertoire that will prepare them for a professional career. Jamie created a Broadway Pop Class that addresses the growing need to sing popular music in Broadway productions. The class was inspired by his certification in Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method - Levels I & II.Performing opportunities include: Billy Bigelow in Carousel, with Rockwell Productions where he became a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), James Livingston in a revival production of The New Yorkers with Seaside Music Theatre, Mr. Lyons in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. production of Blood Brothers and Man 1 in Oh, Coward! with Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Benjamin Stone in Follies in Concert with Short North Stage, among others. Opera performances with Lyric Opera Cleveland, The Ohio Light Opera, The University of Akron Opera Theatre, The Virginia Opera, and The Washington Savoyards.Jamie is a proud Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio where he has performed as Dan in Next to Normal, Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A Little Night Music, Jason in Ordinary Days, Sam in Wait Until Dark, Major David Marshall in right next to me Anthony in Sweeney Todd, and others. He has performed with local organizations including: Dayton Opera (Maximilian in Candide, Cascada in The Merry Widow), The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Bright Eyed Joy, a concert with Ricky Ian Gordon at Wright State University. Jamie has been involved in numerous new musical workshop productions at The Human Race Theatre Company that have allowed him to work with writers including Tony award winner, Brian Yorkey, David Spangler, Michael Slade, Gregg Coffin, Joseph Thalken, Sean Michael Flowers, Larry Grossman, Duane Poole, Kooman and Dimond and others.Directing credits include: Lippa's Wild Party, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill and several ArtsGala fundraiser events at Wright State University.Jamie is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures and is the Administrator/Founder for the WSU Musical Theatre/Acting Preparatory Program (MAPP) for ages 12-18. MAPP is a community outreach for Wright State University. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. ~Albert Einstein