Aurora University

Faculty

John F. Curran, Jr.
John F. Curran, Jr., MFA

Associate Professor of Theatre and Technical Director Office Phone: 630-844-3850
Email: jcurran@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Technical theatre, theatre design, 3D design, sculpture Education: MFA, Theatre Design and Technology, Ohio University
BA, Interdisciplinary Studies (Speech, Art and Music), Glenville State College Favorite thing about AU: "The collaborative nature of AU. It's rare to work so closely with faculty and students."

Lisa Fredenburgh
Lisa Fredenburgh, DMA

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, Chair of the Music Department Office Phone: 630-844-4577
Email: lfredenb@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Choral conducting Education: DMA, Conducting, The University of Arizona
MM, Vocal Performance, The University of Arizona
MM, Conducting, The University of Arizona
BA, Music Education, Luther College (Decorah, Iowa) Favorite thing about AU: "Aurora is a place for each willing student to grow, even past what they think their potential is."

Stacy Parker Joyce
Stacy Parker Joyce, MFA

Associate Professor of Theatre, Chair of Art and Theatre Office Phone: 630-844-7594
Email: sjoyce@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Acting, directing, voice and movement, theatrical collaboration Education: MFA, Theatre-Acting, Columbia University
BS, Theatre-Acting, Illinois State University

Cristian Pastorello, DMA

Associate Professor of Music Office Phone: 630-844-6842
Email: cpastore@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Piano and music theory Education: DMA, Piano Performance, The University of Connecticut
MM, Piano Performance, The Boston Conservatory
BM, Piano Performance, The Conservatory of Padua (Padua, Italy)

Mark Plummer
Mark Plummer, DA

Associate Professor of Music Office Phone: 630-844-5152
Email: mplummer@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Music history, opera, musical theatre Education: DA, Music (Choral Conducting and Opera Direction), University of Northern Colorado
MM, Music (Voice Performance), Roosevelt University
BME, Music Education, South Dakota State University Favorite thing about AU: "Making art with a great group of colleagues."

Stacy Searle-Gulli
Stacy Searle-Gulli, MFA

Associate Professor of Theatre Office Phone: 630-844-7589
Email: spanitch@aurora.edu Areas of expertise: Acting, musical theatre, movement, theatre for social change, Comedia dell’Arte Education: MFA, Acting Pedagogy, The University of Alabama
BFA, Directing/Acting, Northern Kentucky University Favorite thing about AU: "The collaborative effort of every office on campus to ensure student success."

Our additional adjunct faculty are working actors, improvisers, directors, arts administrators and designers from throughout Chicagoland. Some arts organizations they have worked with include Second City, Paramount Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre and Goodman Theatre.