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Conservatory of Performing Arts

Michael McKelvey, D.M.A.

Private Voice Coordinator
Associate Professor

Michael McKelvey

Education

  • 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

Background

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

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Musical Theatre Educators Association
  • Texas Educational Theatre Association

Selected Artistic Works

  • A Chorus Line, Musical director, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 2011
  • Urinetown, Stage/musical director, SummerStock Austin, 2011
  • A Year With Frog and Toad, Stage/musical director, SummerStock Austin, 2011
  • Footloose, Stage/musical director, Zilker Theatre Productions, 2011
  • I Love You Because, Stage/musical director, Penfold Theatre Company, 2011
  • Carousel, Stage/musical director, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, 2011
  • And The World Goes Round, Stage/musical director, St. Edward's University, 2011
  • Company, Stage/musical director, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, 2010
  • Annie, Stage/musical director, Zilker Theatre Productions, 2010
  • City of Angels, Stage/musical director, Mary Moody Northern Theatre, 2010
  • john and jen, Stage/musical director, Penfold Theatre Company, 2010

Selected Performances

  • Music by Austin-Words by Shakespeare, Concert soloist
  • Requiem (Brahms, Faure & Durufle), Concert soloist
  • Dona Nobis Pacem, Concert soloist
  • The Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams), Concert soloist

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Austin Critics’ Table Award for Outstanding Musical Director (Parade and Crazy for You)
  • Austin Critics’ Table Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical (The Last Five Years and john and jen)
  • Austin Critics’ Table's John Bustin Award
  • B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Director (Assassins and Sweeney Todd)
  • B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Musical Direction (Assassins, Sweeney Todd and Seven Brides)
  • B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Musical (Sweeney Todd)