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Meet New Speakers of IUGTE Conference

We’re thrilled to welcome more conference speakers at IUGTE Conference "Performing Arts between Tradition and Contemporaneity" 2021! The conference is coming in less than 3 months, will you be there?

We would be glad to meet you in Austria and celebrate the IUGTE 20th anniversary with the wonderful IUGTE community. Join us from July 20th to July 29th!

We've announced the first part of the selected speakers of IUGTE Conference 2021. We are now super pleased to welcome more speakers:

- Deborah Leamy, from Providence, R.I., home was NYC for a little over 20 years, where she was fortunate enough to perform on Broadway, Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. Shows include Fosse, Sweet Smell Of Success, Chicago, Phantom Of The Opera, Joseph...Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line, Kiss Me Kate, just to name a few. Dir/Choreo credits include Pippin, Legally Blonde, Grease, Shrek, In The Heights, My Way, Broadway Bares Sf, Damn Yankees and the original musical Beast Mode Champion. Her varied interests largely pertain to how dance can intermingle in new and exciting ways in the field of theatre and musical theatre.

- Tom Alsip is the Director of the Musical Theatre program at the University of New Hampshire. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Tom worked for a decade as a performer in NYC. He toured with Jesus Christ Superstar and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and created roles in the original cast recording of When Push Comes to Shove and the Off-Broadway production of Wood!. He earned his MFA in directing from the University of Alabama, directed professionally across the United States. He is a proud member of AEA and SDC and is a member of the Editorial Board for the Southern Theatre Magazine.

Eric L. Hinton is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Susquehanna University where he conducts the University Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, teaches trumpet, conducting, brass methods, and the history of literature of the wind orchestra. Dr. Hinton is founder and director of the High School Wind Ensemble Institute, a 7-day residential music camp. His book, Conducting the Wind Orchestra: Meaning, Gesture and Expressive Potential was published by Cambria Press in December, 2008. Dr. Hinton received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and his PhD from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom.

Michael L. Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Coordinator of the Africana Studies Minor at Susquehanna University. He is currently on leave as a Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at the JFK Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. His current work explores the aesthetics of race through the lives and work of W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, and Audre Lorde and their relationship to contemporary work in Black Aesthetics and the Africana Philosophy.

Find out more about all Speakers and their presentations at

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