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Music Theatre

Meet Our Alumni

  • Alex Campea ’13

    • Current Position: 

      Freelance Actor

    • Major(s): Theatre Performance, Music Theatre

    “Carthage taught me that in order to be successful in the ‘real world,’ you have to immerse yourself in more than one area of the field in which you study.”

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  • Daniel Ermel ’11

    • Current Position: 

      Music teacher at Oak Terrace Elementary School in Highwood, Illinois

    • Major(s): Musical Theatre

    “The well-roundedness of the program at Carthage was extremely beneficial to my success. I didn’t just perform. I learned to build sets, to sew costumes, to direct one-acts. I spent a J-Term studying the wildlife in the Costa Rican rainforest. Carthage made me so much more than just an actor or a musician; it made me a person.”

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  • Rachel Page ’10

    • Current Position: 

      Performer, pianist, and vocal instructor

    • Major(s): Music Theatre

    “I think the best thing Carthage has to offer is its professors. I felt like each one of my professors had my well being in mind. I felt like I was an individual personality, not just a face in a class. My professors always made time for me, even when they weren’t in my major. I could stop in an office and contemplate life or assignments and then make jokes about both. I owe a lot to my mentors.”

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  • Magdalene Spanuello ’07

    • Current Position: 

      Director, choreographer, adjunct music theatre instructor at Carthage College, and artistic director of Shawnee Summer Theatre

    • Major(s): Music Theatre, Political Science

    “Having a ‘Comprehensive Plan A’ is a must for every student leaving Carthage. It is unrealistic to think that if you don’t jump into a career in theatre immediately after graduation, it means you never will or that you have failed. … Stay focused and persevere.”

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