MARC SCHAPMAN - TENOR
Marc Schapman completed a Doctor of Music in Voice Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A native of Iowa, Mr. Schapman received his Bachelor of Arts from Luther College and his Master of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. His operatic credits include Acis in Acis and Galatea, George Gibbs in the world premiere of Ned Rorem's Our Town, Pheron in the Opera Circle of Cleveland world premiere of Thamos, King of Egypt, Des Grieux in Manon, Alfredo in La Traviata, Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore, Carlo in Linda di Chamounix, Nanki Poo in The Mikado, Nelson Deadly in Too Many Sopranos, A Grand Night for Singing, the Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, and others. Concert appearances include Handel's Messiah, Gounod's St. Cecelia Mass, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, and Rossini's Stabat Mater, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Mozart's Requiem, and Beethoven's 9th Symphony. He made his Carnegie Hall debut singing the world-premiere of Edwin Penhorwood's An American Requiem. Currently, Mr. Schapman serves as Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Graduate Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he teaches Opera Literature, Song Literature, Opera Workshop, and Applied Voice. In addition to his SIUE duties, Mr. Schapman serves as a voice teacher for Opera Theater of St. Louis' Artists-in-Training and Spring Training programs. His is a 2012 recipient of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Emerging Leaders Award, an award given to a teacher within their first 10 ten years of instruction who display outstanding teaching and service to the national organization. In addition, Dr. Schapman recently received the 2012 SIUE College of Arts and Sciences William and Margaret Going Award Endowed Professorship. Awarded to one faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences, this award recognizes a faculty member for outstanding teaching and accomplishments in creative activity.