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Dr. M. Shane Hurst

Dr. M. Shane HurstEDUCATION:
DMA in Vocal Performance at University of North Texas, 2007
MM in Composition, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1998
MM in Vocal Performance, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, 1997
BM in Composition, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1995

University and College

Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, TX
Adjunct Professor of Voice (and Composition/Theory), Fall 2001-present
Courses: Private Voice, Opera Workshop (Production: The Magic Flute), Introduction to Fine Arts, Musicianship I & II, Counterpoint, Private Composition, Music History
Awards: Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year, 2003-2004

Cedar Valley College, Dallas County Community College District, Lancaster, TX
Adjunct Professor of Voice and Theory, Spring 2001-present
Courses: Private Voice, Musicianship I, II, III, & IV, Class Piano I & II, Fundamentals of Music, Class Voice
Also work with the Cedar Hill Collegiate High School dual credit program—Music Appreciation, Voice Class

Richland College, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX
Music Teacher for the Upward Bound program, Summer 2004

Collin County Community College, Adjunct Professor of Theory, Fall 2000
Adjunct Professor of Music
Courses: Musicianship I, Music Appreciation

Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, TX
Continuing Education Department
Course: Vocal Enhancement, Adult Class Instructor, 1998


Mesquite Independent School District, Mesquite, TX
Private Voice Instructor, Poteet High School, 1996-2000

Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Graduate Assistantship (Opera and Theory)
Assistant to Professor Dale Morehouse, Opera (1995-97)
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Norman Wick, Theory (1995-96)
Teaching Assistant to Dr. David Karp, Theory (1996-97)
Teaching Assistant to Dr. Kevin Hanlon, Theory (1997-98)

Camp Broadway Dallas, music director & pianist, 2016

Watertower Theatre
Theatre camps, music instructor & music director, 2007-2013, 2015-present

Teatro delle Muse
High School Musical Camp for children and teens, July 2007

Rover Dramawerks
Drama camps for children, 2006-2008

NM Productions
Musical theatre workshops for children & teens, 2000-2001

Jewish Community Center, Dallas, TX
Private Voice Instructor, 1998-1999

Private Voice, Composition, and Theory instruction and tutoring

Musical Theatre

She Loves Me Steven Kodaly Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Grey GardensGould GreaterLewisville Theatre
The Mystery of Edwin Bazzard/BaxStolen Shakespeare Guild
Les Misérables ThenardierFamily Music Theatre
1776 George ReadLyric Stage
Cannibal: The Musical The ChiefLevel Ground Arts (regional premiere)
Death: the Musical Martin/ForsythPocket Sandwich Theatre (world premiere)
Bat Boy Dr. ParkerOhlook Performing Arts
Look Homeward, HonkyTonk Angel Colonel JuniorLyric Stage (world premiere)
The Sound of Music Max Artisan Theatre
The ArkHamArtisan Theatre (regional premiere)
Guys and DollsBig JuleGreater Lewisville Theatre
Sweet and Hot: The Music Of Harold Arlen AllenGreater Lewisville Theatre
Some Enchanted Evening WillMesquite Theatre
King David Abner Lyric Stage
Hank the Cowdog Little Albert, SnortPlano Repertory
Sweet Charity Oscar LindquistGreater Lewisville Theatre
TitanicHarold BrideLyric Stage
Sweeney Todd TobiasMusic Theatre Denton
Annie Drake/MorganthauFlower Mound Perf. Arts Theatre
Into the Woods BakerFlower Mound Perf. Arts Theatre
Liberty: The Siege of the Alamo Santa Anna/WilsonGarland Civic Theatre
Godspell JesusMesquite Theatre
A Christmas to RememberPfaefflin/JimmyLyric Stage (world premiere)
West Side Story Tony Cedar Valley Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof PerchikCedar Valley Theatre
How to Succeed in Business Without Really TryingFinch Mesquite Theatre
The Human Comedy ThiefLyric Stage (regional premiere)
Joseph and Mary GabrielLyric Stage (world premiere)
A Little Night Music Henrik Lyric Stage
Guys and Dolls Arvide Abernathy Cedar Valley Theatre
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatBenjamin/BakerCedar Valley Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors Seymoure Krelborn Theatre on the Hill
Sweeney Todd TobiasIrving Theatre
Once Upon a Mattress MinstrelCedar Valley Theatre
Bye, Bye, Birdie Hugo f. Peabody Irving Theatre
Kiss Me Kate GangsterIrving Theatre
Big River SimonIrving Theatre
Oklahoma!Ali Hakim Theatre on the Hill
Anniey Drake/Bert HealTheatre on the Hill
Oklahoma! Ali Hakim DeSoto Fine Arts
Bye, Bye, Birdie Albert J. Peterson DeSoto Choral


'Art'MarcDenton Theatre
Emma (revival)Mr. EltonStolen Shakespeare Guild
Pride and PrejudiceMr. CollinsStolen Shakespeare Guild
EmmaMr. EltonStolen Shakespeare Guild
No Sex Please, We're BritishArnold NeedhamIrving Community Theatre
Manos: The Hands of FateFester/PiesLevel Ground Arts (world premiere)
Dancing at Lughnasa MichaelRotunda Theatre
Freakshow PinheadCore Performance Manufactory
Musical Comedy Murders of 1940Roger Hopewell Rover Dramawerks
Baltimore WaltzCarlRover Dramawerks
Beau JestJoelArtisan Theatre
War of the WorldsJack, the ExecutiveRover Dramawerks
Dainty Shapes and Hairy ApesGoldmann Baruch Teerbroom Our Endeavors
Lady Windermere's Fan Lord DarlingtonRover Dramawerks
RumorsLenny GanzMesquite Theatre
Much Ado About NothingDon JohnNM Productions
Anne of AvonleaUncle Abe, et alNM Productions
Love's Labor's LostLongavilleBucket Productions
Titanic Aftermath Harold Bride/Harold Lowe/BarrettNM Productions (world premiere)
Something's AfootNigel Rancour Mesquite Theatre
Design for MurderTrevor Diamond/David/BrentIrving Theatre
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean JoeIrving Theatre


Devil's GravestoneDexter MavenJay Roach Productions

Opera & Operetta

Le Nozze di FigaroBasilioMetroplex Opera
H.M.S. PinaforeDick DeadeyeIrving Theatre
The Student PrinceDetlifMetroplex Opera
H.M.S. PinaforeRalph RackstrawMusic Theatre Denton
Masque of AngelsSadrielThe Opera Project
SusannahLittle BatJefferson Performing Arts Society
The CrucibleGiles CoreyMeadows Opera Theatre
The Merry WidowNjegusMeadows Opera Theatre
The Marriage of Figaro Don CurzioMeadows Opera Theatre
There Once Was a Girl Named Jenny: A Review with Music by Kurt Weill Jimmy BoylanEastman Opera Theatre (world premiere)
L'enfant et les sortilegesClock/Old Man/FrogEastman Opera Theatre
Gianni SchicchiGherardoEastman Opera Theatre

Opera Scenes with Meadows Opera Theatre

Lucia di Lammermoor Edgardo
Cenerentola Prince Ramiro
The Italian Girl in AlgiersLindoro
The Merry Wives of Windsor Mr. Slender
Così fan tutte Ferrando, cover

Opera Chorus

Merry WidowMeadows Opera Theatre
Marriage of Figaro Meadows Opera Theatre
Dialogues des CarmelitesEastman Opera Theatre
La BohemeEastman Opera Theatre

Production Experience

The Last Five YearsMusic DirectorFrisco Theatre
Jekyll & HydeMusic DirectorOnstage Bedford
Master ClassDirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
She Loves MeCo-Music DirectorStole Shakespeare Guild
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Music DirectorFrisco theatre
Into the WoodsMusic DirectorGarland Civic Theatre
Carrie: The MusicalSecond KeyboardGarland Civic Theatre
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Music DirectorFrisco Theatre
Secrets Every Smart Traveller Should Know Music DirectorRichardson Theatre Center
FolliesDirector/Music DirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
Beauty and the Beast Conductor/Pit PianoPearce High School
The Who's Tommy Music DirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
West Side Story Rehearsal/Pit PianoPearce High School
9 to 5 Vocal CoachRockwall Community Playhouse
Xanadu Music DirectorLevel Ground Arts (regional premiere)
La serva padronoStaging DirectorMetroplex Opera
The ImpresarioStaging DirectorMetroplex Opera
Cannibal: The Musical Music DirectorLevel Ground Arts (regional premiere)
Evil Dead: The Musical Music DirectorLevel Ground Arts (Dallas premiere)
Pride and PrejudiceAdaptor/DirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
Beauty and the BeastMusic DirectorTeatro delle Muse
OleannaCo-DirectorTotallyWow Productions
High School MusicalMusic DirectorTeatro delle Muse
GypsyDirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
The Sound of MusicMusic DirectorArtisan Theatre
The ArkMusic DirectorArtisan Theatre (regional premiere)
Proof DirectorGrapevine Runway Theatre
Smoke on the MountainDirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
Over the River and Through the Woods DirectorMesquite Theatre
Once Upon a Mattress DirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
Will Rogers Follies Music DirectorRunway Theatre
A Grand Night for SingingDirector/Music DirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
Sweet CharityCo-Music DirectorGreater Lewisville Theatre
Is There Life After High School? Music Director Grapevine Runway Theatre
The Magic Flute DirectorDallas Baptist University
Romanoff and JulietDirectorRover Dramawerks
GypsyMusic DirectorFlower Mound Perf. Arts
Swimming with Polar BearsDirectorNM Productions
Live from DeSotoMusic Director/Co-DirectorNM Productions
Sound of Music Vocal Coach Poteet High School Theatre
Midsummer Night's Dream Music Consultant/Sound DesignNM Productions
Oklahoma!Music DirectorMesquite Theatre
Huck FinnMusic Consultant/Sound DesignNM Productions
Grease Vocal CoachPoteet High School Theatre
The Missing ElfCo-Writer/Producer/DirectorChapel in the Woods
The Merry WidowAssistant to the DirectorMeadows Opera Theatre
I'll Be Home for ChristmasAssistant DirectorDallas First Church of God
Signor DelusoAssistant to the DirectorMeadows Opera Theatre
Postcard from Morocco Assistant to the DirectorEastman Opera Theatre
Experienced with MTI's RehearScore and OrchExtra.

As Musc Director for WaterTower Theater Music Director

Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Jr.
Jungle Book, Jr.
Aristocats, Jr.
Captain Louie


Evangeline Ben Z. Grant (also an original song)
Joseph and Mary Lyric Stage (orchestration) (world premiere)
A Little Night Music Lyric Stage (certain arrangements)
The Merry Widow Meadows Opera Theatre (additional orchestrations)
Original songs for NM Productions: Alice in Wonderland, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Snow White, Winnie the Pooh
Two original songs for Last Night on the Death Trail, a cabaret by Our Endeavors
Two songs for Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Rover Dramawerks


Lord of the World, staged reading, role: John Francis, Oliveiros Players
The Diaries of Adam and Eve, staged reading, role: Adam, Mesquite Theatre
The Shadow Box, staged reading, role: Mark, Mesquite Theatre
Philemon, staged reading, role: Servilius, Lyric Stage
Celebration, staged reading, role: Reveler, Lyric Stage
Best of One Day Only, actor, Rover Dramawerks
One Day Only 3, director & actor, Rover Dramawerks

Concert Appearances

Metroplex Opera: Around the World: A Gala, tenor soloist
Great Noise Ensemble: Louis Andriessen's Die Materie, tenor solo, National Gallery, Washington, D.C. (American professional premiere with the composer in attendance)
Mesquite Symphony Orchestra: A Night of Gilbert & Sullivan (selections from Pirates, Pinafore, & Mikado), October 2004
The International Opera Studio Dallas : Excerpts from Beethoven's Fidelio (role of Jaquino) and Mozart's Requiem (tenor solo), April 2002
Texas Chamber Orchestra: The Soldier in Stravinsky's L'histoire du soldat, April 2002
First Presbyterian Church, Wichita Falls: Handel's Messiah, tenor solo, December 2000
Orchestra of New Spain: Courcelle's Missa a Cinque Voci Concertanta, tenor solo, March 1998
First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth: Handel's Messiah, tenor solo, December 1997
Witchita Falls Syphony: Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, tenor solos; Shubert's Mass in G, tenor solo, April 1997
Further concert and recital repertoire available on request

Language & Dialect Work

Extensive dialect work including, British Received Pronunciation, North British, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Spanish, Russian, Yiddish, German, and Italian
Language study includes Italian (8 semesters), French (2 sem.), German (2 sem.), Modern Hebrew (2 sem.), Classical Greek (3 sem.), high school Spanish (2 years), and Linguistics (3 credit hours) as well as diction courses in German, French, and English
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