Andover Educators
Rob Engelhart

Rob Engelhart

B. M., Capital University
M.A. and Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Licensed Andover Educator, 2006

Region: Midwestern United States
Home State: Michigan
Available for:  * workshops
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Robert Engelhart is Associate Professor of Music at Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Since 1986, Rob has taught studio voice and diction and served as musical director and conductor for musical theatre productions. As director of the opera program, he founded The Superior Light Opera Association in 2004 to provide community and regional support for the department’s yearly opera production. He is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and a frequent vocal and choral adjudicator. A tenor, Rob performs regular as a recitalist and soloist with choral ensembles. In 1993, he was performing fellow at The Bach Aria Festival in Stoney Brook, New York.

Rob’s fascination with movement and music spans 30 years. He met Barbara Conable in 1977 when he was enrolled in Bill Conable’s Alexander Technique class at Ohio State. For several years he studied the Technique privately and attended seminars with both Barbara and Bill, highlighted by regular visits with the amazing Marjorie Barstow to OSU. He has organized regular Alexander workshops in Marquette with visiting teachers, including Dale Beaver, Donna Doellinger, and Patricia Smolens. At NMU he teaches the principles of Body Mapping in his course Movement for Musicians. He is particularly interested in providing seminars and in-service presentations to public school music educators in the upper Great Lakes area.