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Daniel Greig is Director of Music at St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church in Rochester Hills and enjoys music directing local musicals in his spare time. He adjudicates choral festivals, solos, and group performances around the metro Detroit area, and is often called upon to give clinics or private coaching sessions. In addition to Madonna, he conducts the choirs at University of Detroit Mercy and the Rochester Community Chorus. He has worked at The Roeper School in Birmingham, where he ran the Summer Stock Theatre for 18 years, has music directed at the Gem and Century Theatres in downtown Detroit and most recently, coached the professional singers for Nicely Theatre Group in West Bloomfield.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Music in Education, and a Master of Music in conducting from Wayne State University. He is also a composer and has 9 choral titles in print with several publishers including Hal Leonard, Shawnee Press, Lorenz Music, and others.
Kevin Del Pup serves the University as Director of Instrumental Music, working with both the Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band. Kevin has had an interest in music his whole life. In high school he developed his skills on the drum set under the direction of well-known Detroit jazz artists, Jim Ryan and Dave Taylor. He continued to play semi-professionally while attending college and attained his degree in Music Education from Wayne State. Kevin comes to us with years of experience as a full-time teacher in the Redford Union School District.
Traditionally he works with middle and high school bands, but he has also directed a variety of performing groups to include jazz bands, pep bands, pit ensembles, and percussion ensembles. After fifteen years of teaching he continues to enjoy sharing his expertise and passion for music with such a wide array of students. He is always on the lookout for talented musicians to perform with while educating local young artists during the day.
M.Mus., Manhattan School of Music
B.Mus., Eastern Michigan University
Barbara Wiltsie, mezzo-soprano, has soloed with numerous symphonies, chorale groups and opera companies throughout the Midwest; including the DSO, Southwestern Michigan Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Bach Festival of Kalamazoo, Mendelssohn Chorale of Pittsburgh, The Singers Club of Cleveland, Opera!Lenawee, Michigan Opera Theater, Des Moines Metro Opera, Fargo-Moorhead Civic Opera, and Toledo Opera. A former long-time Michigan Opera Theatre Touring Artist, she has garnered many awards—such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions as a two-time Regional finalist, winner of the Friedrich Schorr Memorial Performance Prize and a winner in the NOA Artist Awards. A recipient of the 2004 Teaching of Excellence Adjunct Faculty award, her full-time duties since 2006 include Director (and founder) of Lyric Theatre and vocal-related classes.
In addition to her university duties, Ms. Wiltsie is the Founder & Managing Director for the Madonna University Summer Music Theater Intensive for high school students, as well as a sought-after adjudicator for MSVMA, NATS and other musical organizations. She is Co-Director of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions - Michigan Committee. For more information about the Summer MT Intensive program, please visit http://madonnauniversitysummermt.weebly.com/.