Beloved Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz visits Wright State, conducts master classes

Renowned Broadway and film composer Stephen Schwartz visited Wright State University on March 18 and 19, as part of the first program in the university’s new Distinguished Visiting Artist Series.

The visit included a sold-out performance by Schwartz, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte and award-winning vocalist Scott Coulter in the Creative Arts Center’s Festival Playhouse.

Schwartz conducted master classes with students March 19, while Gravitte and Coulter gave workshops for students on March 18.

The Distinguished Visiting Artist Series is sponsored by Wright State’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts. The series brings to campus artists for residencies featuring immersive interaction with Wright State and area arts students and professionals, as well as performances and exhibitions.

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