LYNDSEY BROWN SCHAEFER
MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, VOICE TEACHER, AUDITION COACH AND REPERTOIRE COACH
Lyndsey Schaefer is both an award-winning teacher and actress! As a performer, she is a classically trained soprano. She has performed in countless musical theatre productions locally, regionally and on tour. Some of her favorite roles include Christine Daaé in Phantom, Lily in The Secret Garden, Mary Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life, Beth in Little Women, Laurey in Oklahoma, Johanna in Sweeney Todd and Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz for which she was awarded "Best Actress in a Musical” for New Jersey’s 2010-2011 professional theatre season. She also had the honor of being one of only four original cast members in Ruth Fost's Alice in Wonderland tour. Outside of theatre, Mrs. Schaefer is a hired soloist for concert and solo work. As a child, she had the honor of singing in Avery Fischer Hall in Lincoln Center. She is a hired studio musician and has recorded demos for new musicals and also singer/songwriters. She is also featured in a national commercial which is currently airing. As a teacher, Lyndsey has been teaching private voice lessons since 2003 which focus on classical technique through musical theatre and classical repertoire. She has been teaching music (vocal, general and orchestral) in Bernards Twsp since 2004 and received the award of "Teacher of the Year" in 2013! In Bernards Twsp, she also serves as musical director for the spring musical at Ridge High School. Favorite MD credits include Rent, The Secret Garden, Legally Blonde, Fiddler on the Roof and Bye Bye Birdie. She has also musically directed shows and taught master classes at various performing arts schools. At Cedar Hill School, she created the drama club where she directed, musically directed and choreographed countless shows!
ROCK BAND PROGRAM DIRECTOR, GUITAR AND BASS TEACHER
Steve Schaefer is both a performer and teacher. He is a classically trained guitarist who has traveled the world refining his craft. Whether shredding a solo with his band, playing a Bach Concerto or performing in a musical theatre pit orchestra, Steve's talent, energy, and professionalism are undeniable. As a performer, he is currently the lead guitar and back-up vocalist for NJ's premier cover band, Captain Eric and the Shipwrecks. He has also performed in the pit orchestra for various theater companies in the tri-state are. Some favorites include Spring Awakening, Catch Me if You Can, All Shook Up, West Side Story, The Man of La Mancha, Rent, Legally Blonde and Jesus Christ Superstar. Steve has been teaching instrumental music since 2002. He is currently the instrumental music teacher in Clinton Twsp. Here he conducts the band, orchestra and jazz band in addition to the rock band and guitar ensemble which he created for the district. In 2015, he was awarded "Teacher of the Year" at Clinton Township Middle School. In his private lesson studio, he teaches guitar and bass. He also plays various other instruments as well including drums and saxophone.
GUEST TEACHER- "INTRO TO VOICE-OVER"
Megan MacPhee is a voice-over artist, singer, actor, dancer, content creator, and teaching artist based out of NYC. A member of Actors Equity Association, credits include national tours, regional theatre, Radio City Music Hall, and The Metropolitan Opera. Her work as a voice-over artist includes national television commercials such as Lay's Poppables and Pamprin, as well as social media spots for various brands: eBay, Smirnoff, Our Health California, Birchbox, Nina Ricci Fragrance and demo spots for Fisher-Price. She is currently voicing the role of EMMA/GHOST GAL in the animated series “YU-GI-OH! VRAINS!”. She has also worked on e-Learning projects, demos, promos, and audiobooks. She has a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from CUA and Contemporary/Classical training from London Dramatic Academy. To view more of Megan’s work visit www.meganmacphee.com