A refresher course of basic and chromatic theory. Master's degree candidates who need to brush up on their knowledge of theory before registering for a course in arranging should consider this elective.


Instructor: Mary Ann Krupa

Krupa_headshotMary Ann Krupa has been a collaborative artist, music director and teacher for over 40 years. She has worked with professional theatre companies in Chicago; at the Goodman School of Drama as a staff pianist; at various colleges, community theatres and high schools; and as music director and arranger for the CAST (Communication, Art, Speech and Theatre) Program at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park. She has also accompanied workshops for the Educational Theatre Association’s International Thespian Festival, and arranged and wrote original music for children’s theatre and revues for the Open Door Repertory Theater of Oak Park. Krupa was on the faculty of the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, as well as at VanderCook College of Music, where she taught, piano, theory, and created the Musical Theatre Workshop course. Currently based in California, she continues to work with children’s theatre of local companies, and teaches the online Theory Review course for VanderCook.


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