Contact Information

Senior Lecturer Theater, Dance and Motion Pictures
Phone: (937) 629-0045
Email: david.hapner@wright.edu

Education/Degrees

BA Music, MM Piano Performance

Background

Graduate of Houston Grand Opera's Houston Opera Studio, a prestigious three-year apprenticeship program for vocal coaches and singers. Recipient of the Koldofsky Memorial Scholarship at University of Southern California as a doctoral student studying accompanying with Brooks Smith and Mme. Gwendolyn Koldofsky. Professional accompanying credits include the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon songs with Melanie Helton in Houston, Texas, and concert appearances with cellist Daniel Kazez in Thailand, Puerto Rico, and Japan.

Musical Director/Conductor for Wright State University productions including Ragtime, Fiddler on the Roof, Assassins, Hello Again, The Fantasticks, Kiss Me Kate, Sweeney Todd, Grease, Into the Woods, Brigadoon, and Nine. Musical arranger and orchestrater.