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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Michael McKelvey, D.M.A.

Private Voice Coordinator
Associate Professor

Michael McKelvey


  • D.M.A., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.M., Southern Methodist University
  • B.M., California State University at Northridge

Courses Taught

  • Applied Voice
  • Vocal Styles and Repertoire
  • Musical Theatre History
  • Foundations of Musical Theatre Techniques


Michael McKelvey comes to Point Park after serving as coordinator of music and director of musical theatre at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. While in Austin, he worked extensively as a stage director, music director, composer, producer, choral conductor, performer, and, most importantly, voice teacher. He has held voice studios in Los Angeles, Dallas and Austin. In Austin, he still serves as the artistic director of SummerStock Austin and D.M. Productions, and is an artistic associate with Penfold Theatre Company.

Professional Memberships

  • Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (associate member)
  • Musical Theatre Educators Alliance
  • National Association of Teachers of Singing

Selected Artistic Works

  • Silence, The Musical (regional premiere), Stage/musical director, DM Productions, 2014
  • Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, Stage/musical director, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 2014
  • Chicago, Stage director, Summer Stock Austin, 2014
  • Curious Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Stage director, Prime Stage Theatre, 2014
  • Ordinary Days (regional premiere), Stage Director, Penfold Theatre Company, 2014
  • Oklahoma!, Musical director, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 2013
  • Honk Jr., Stage/musical director, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 2013
  • A Minister's Wife, Stage/musical director, Penfold Theatre Company, 2013
  • A Chorus Line, Musical director, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 2011
  • Urinetown and A Year with Frog and Toad, Stage/musical director, SummerStock Austin, 2011
  • Footloose, Stage/musical director, Zilker Theatre Productions, 2011
  • I Love you Because (regional premiere), Stage/musical director, Penfold Theatre Company, 2011
  • Carousel, Stage/musical director, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, 2011

Selected Performances

  • Macheath, The Three Penny Opera, Austin Playhouse
  • Caiaphas, Jesus Christ Superstar, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre
  • Czolgosz, Assassins, Theatre Three
  • John Proctor, The Crucible (opera)
  • Baritone soloist for the Brahms, Faure and Durufle Requiems
  • The Five Mystical Songs (Vaughn Williams), multiple performances

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Austin Critics' Table Awards for Outstanding Musical Director (Parade and Crazy for You)
  • Austin Critics' Table Awards for Outstanding Production of a Musical (The Last Five Years, john and jen, Legally Blonde)
  • Austin Critics' Table's John Bustin Award
  • B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Director (Assassins, Sweeney Todd, Silence)
  • B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Musical Direction (Assassins, Sweeney Todd and Seven Brides)
  • B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Musical (Sweeney Todd, Silence)
  • B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Production for Youth (A Year with Frog & Toad)

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