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Join the Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, Lyric Theatre, Pep Band, or String Ensemble and receive a scholarship.

  • Share your talent
  • Have fun with new friends
  • Show your school spirit

Tell us you're interested, or ask about scholarships in an email to: perform@madonna.edu.

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Performing Arts Directors

Brad LietoDirector, Madonna Chorale

M.Mus University of Toledo

blieto@madonna.edu

734-432-5708, 1506G

Brad Lieto

Brad Lieto, tenor; spends most of his life being singer, pianist, educator, and conductor. He is an honors graduate of Central Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor’s in Music Education and was a choral scholar. He also holds a Master’s degree in vocal performance from the University of Toledo, where he was appointed teaching assistant. His teaching years have been spent in both the public and private sector. He has been staff and faculty member of many organizations and he is currently Musical Director of St. Owen in Bloomfield Hills. In addition to his life as an educator, he is an artist of many sorts. He is well versed in opera and musical theater having sung internationally on many stages in various roles from leading tenor, to chorister, and even pit conductor. Brad serves the University as an Adjunct Instructor, Applied Voice, Director of the Madonna Chorale, and Lyric Theatre pianist.   

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Kevin Del PupDirector, Instrumental Music
Pep Band
Jazz Ensemble

kdelpup@madonna.edu

734-432-5461, P601

Kevin Del Pup

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.

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Barbara WiltsieDirector, Lyric Theatre

M.Mus., Manhattan School of Music

B.Mus., Eastern Michigan University

bwiltsie@madonna.edu

734-432-5715, 1506E

Barbara Wiltsie

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/.

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